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Mid-Career Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) Salary

Earnings for Mid-Career Clinical Nurse Specialists come in at around $78K annually on average. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. For the most part, Mid-Career Clinical Nurse Specialists enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$59,676 - $102,051
(Median)
$60K
$78K
$100K
MEDIAN: $78,091
10%
50%
90%

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$29.40 - $50.68
(Median)
$29
$36
$51
MEDIAN: $36.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$59,676 - $102,051  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,443  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$61,093 - $105,421  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 118
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$29.40 - $50.68  
   
Overtime
$40.27 - $59.64  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,443  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
)
$61,093 - $105,421  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 52

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Skills That Affect Mid-Career Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) Salaries

Psychiatric
up arrow 8%

Medicine / Surgery
up arrow 2%

Operating Room / OR
up arrow 2%

Geriatrics
up arrow 1%

National Average
$80,000

Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
up arrow 2%

Labor & Delivery, Birthing
up arrow 2%

Acute Care
up arrow 7%

Pediatrics
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 31 votes.

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 74%
vision benefits Vision: 60% employee benefits None: 14%
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