Mid-Career Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) Salary

Mid-Career Clinical Nurse Specialists take home an average $78K per year. Most Mid-Career Clinical Nurse Specialists report high levels of job satisfaction. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$59,676 - $102,051
(Median)
$60K
$78K
$100K
MEDIAN: $78,103
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$29.41 - $51.38
(Median)
$29
$37
$51
MEDIAN: $36.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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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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$61,121 - $106,088  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 118
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$29.41 - $51.38  
   
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.
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$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).
)
$61,121 - $106,088  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 53

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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
0%

National Average
$80,000

Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
up arrow 1%

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 32 votes.

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 59% employee benefits None: 14%