Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) with Emergency Room (ER) Skills Salary

A little over a half of Clinical Nurse Specialists with Emergency Room (ER) skills have been in the field for more than 10 years. Pay can fall anywhere from $57K to $113K per year, but median earnings come to around $85K annually. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. The majority of individuals in this role claim moderate levels of job satisfaction. Female Clinical Nurse Specialists with Emergency Room (ER) skills make up most of the survey respondents at 79 percent. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$50,335 - $119,195
$50K
$85K
$120K
MEDIAN: $85,000
10%
50%
90%

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$30.03 - $36.67
$34
MEDIAN: $33.53
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$50,335 - $119,195  
   
Bonus
$1,000  
Total Pay (?
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$56,610 - $112,934  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 20
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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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$56,610 - $112,934  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 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.


Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $87K, and those with five to 10 years' experience earn a higher median of $79K. 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
79 %
Male
21 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
16%
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Experience Affects Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) Salaries

Late-Career
▲17%

Mid-Career
▲5%

National Average
$82,000

Experienced
▼1%

Entry-Level
▼5%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

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