An average Mid-Career Clinical Nurse Specialist can expect to take home roughly $82K per year. For the most part, Mid-Career Clinical Nurse Specialists enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$61,709 - $107,740
(Median)
$62K
$82K
$110K
MEDIAN: $81,678
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$15.10 - $52.80
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$37
$53
MEDIAN: $36.00
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$61,709 - $107,740  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,000  
Total Pay (?
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$58,968 - $115,073  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 78
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$15.10 - $52.80  
   
Overtime
$45.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,000  
   
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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$58,968 - $115,073  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 30
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Skills That Affect Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) Salaries

Oncology
up arrow 23%

Acute Care
up arrow 9%

Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
up arrow 4%

National Average
$83,000

Medicine / Surgery
up arrow 1%

Emergency Room (ER)
up arrow 1%

Operating Room / OR
up arrow 2%

Geriatrics
up arrow 5%

Labor & Delivery, Birthing
up arrow 6%

Psychiatric
up arrow 14%

Pediatrics
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 84%
medical benefits
Vision: 75%
dental benefits
None: 7%
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