Mid-Career Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) Salary

Mid-Career Clinical Nurse Specialists pull down an average of $78K annually. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction for Mid-Career Clinical Nurse Specialists is high. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$59,320 - $106,087
(Median)
$59K
$78K
$110K
MEDIAN: $78,348
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$29.38 - $49.60
(Median)
$29
$36
$50
MEDIAN: $36.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$59,320 - $106,087  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,744  
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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$60,747 - $106,374  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 118
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$29.38 - $49.60  
   
Overtime
$44.24 - $57.72  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,744  
   
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).
)
$60,747 - $106,374  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 49
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Skills That Affect Mid-Career Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) Salaries

Geriatrics
up arrow 9%

Psychiatric
up arrow 8%

Medicine / Surgery
up arrow 2%

Operating Room / OR
up arrow 2%

National Average
$80,000

Labor & Delivery, Birthing
up arrow 2%

Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
up arrow 3%

Acute Care
up arrow 8%

Pediatrics
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 27 votes.

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 59% employee benefits None: 14%
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