The average Clinical Nurse Specialist with Emergency Room (ER) skills earns approximately $82K per year. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Though the majority of Clinical Nurse Specialists with Emergency Room (ER) skills do not report high levels of job satisfaction, most are moderately content with their role. Female Clinical Nurse Specialists with Emergency Room (ER) skills make up most of the survey respondents at 77 percent. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$50,684 - $118,359
$51K
$82K
$120K
MEDIAN: $81,842
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50%
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$30.03 - $36.67
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MEDIAN: $33.00
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$50,684 - $118,359  
   
Bonus
$1,000  
Total Pay (?
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$57,143 - $103,144  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 21
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$33.53  
   
Overtime
$48.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1,000  
   
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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$57,143 - $103,144  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 5

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Pay by Experience Level for Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS)

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $75K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience earn a higher $84K on average. Clinical Nurse Specialists with Emergency Room (ER) skills claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $82K. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $96K.

Key Stats for Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS)

Gender

Female
77 %
Male
23 %

Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 2 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
15%
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Experience Affects Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 19%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

Experienced
up arrow 1%

National Average
$81,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 2 votes.

Gender

Female
77 %
Male
23 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
vision benefits
Vision: 67%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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