Mid-Career Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) Salary

Pay for Mid-Career Clinical Nurse Specialists sits in the ballpark of $80K annually. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. For the most part, Mid-Career Clinical Nurse Specialists enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$60,694 - $106,741
(Median)
$61K
$80K
$110K
MEDIAN: $79,621
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$29.01 - $49.81
(Median)
$29
$35
$50
MEDIAN: $35.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$60,694 - $106,741  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,033  
Profit Sharing
$7,800  
Total Pay (?
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$61,310 - $107,725  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 122
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$29.01 - $49.81  
   
Overtime
$39.45 - $58.25  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,033  
   
Profit Sharing
$7,800  
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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$61,310 - $107,725  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 45
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Skills That Affect Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) Salaries

Medicine / Surgery
up arrow 5%

Psychiatric
up arrow 5%

Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
up arrow 3%

Geriatrics
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Operating Room / OR
up arrow 1%

National Average
$81,000

Acute Care
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Labor & Delivery, Birthing
up arrow 3%

Pediatrics
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 18 votes.

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
medical benefits
Vision: 63%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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