Mid-Career Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) Salary

For Mid-Career Clinical Nurse Specialists, yearly average wages total $87K annually. Most Mid-Career Clinical Nurse Specialists report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$64,726 - $109,675
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$87K
$110K
MEDIAN: $86,622
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$12.08 - $52.80
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MEDIAN: $33.88
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$64,726 - $109,675  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,000  
Profit Sharing
$600  
Total Pay (?
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$57,620 - $116,478  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 72
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$12.08 - $52.80  
   
Overtime
$45.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,000  
   
Profit Sharing
$600  
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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$57,620 - $116,478  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 30
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Key Stats for Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS)

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.
5-9 years
75%
10-19 years
25%
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Skills That Affect Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) Salaries

Oncology
▲20%

Medicine / Surgery
▲9%

Acute Care
▲7%

Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
▲3%

Emergency Room (ER)
▲1%

Psychiatric
▼0%

National Average
$85,000

Geriatrics
▼4%

Operating Room / OR
▼5%

Labor & Delivery, Birthing
▼8%

Pediatrics
▼17%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 83%
vision benefits
Vision: 75%
dental benefits
None: 6%
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