Mid-Career Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) Salary (United States)

The average salary for a Mid-Career Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) is $76,829 per year.
Mid-Career Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) Total Pay (?
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$59,512 - $98,395
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $76,829
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Mid-Career Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) Total Pay (?
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$29.10 - $53.81
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $37.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$59,512 - $98,395  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,061  
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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$60,338 - $105,686  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 171
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$29.10 - $53.81  
   
Overtime
$45.49 - $58.87  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,061  
   
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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$60,338 - $105,686  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 171
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Skills That Affect Mid-Career Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) Salaries

Oncology
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Medicine / Surgery
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Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
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Labor & Delivery, Birthing
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Geriatrics
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National Average
$78,000
Acute Care
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Operating Room / OR
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Job Satisfaction
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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 37 votes.
Gender
Female
92%
female alumni
 
Male
8%
male alumni
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 71%
vision benefits Vision: 55% employee benefits None: 14%
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