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Mid-Career Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) Salary

Mid-Career Clinical Nurse Specialists can expect wages of $78K per year on average. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
$58,837 - $100,368
(Median)
59K
68K
78K
87K
100K
MEDIAN: $77,608
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$29.04 - $52.26
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MEDIAN: $35.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$58,837 - $100,368  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,557  
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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$60,078 - $105,939  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 118
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$29.04 - $52.26  
   
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.
)
$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,557  
   
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).
)
$60,078 - $105,939  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 55
United States (change)

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Skills That Affect Mid-Career Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) Salaries

Medicine / Surgery
up arrow 3%

Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
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National Average
$79,000

Labor & Delivery, Birthing
up arrow 1%

Operating Room / OR
up arrow 1%

Geriatrics
up arrow 2%

Acute Care
up arrow 5%

Pediatrics
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 32 votes.

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 59% employee benefits None: 16%