A little over a half of Clinical Nurse Specialists with Emergency Room (ER) skills are seasoned employees who have more than 10 years of experience in the field. Pay ranges from $58K to $102K per year, and the average comes out to $81K per year. The majority of individuals in this role claim moderate levels of job satisfaction. Women make up the majority of Clinical Nurse Specialists with Emergency Room (ER) skills (64 percent) who completed the questionnaire. Medical and dental coverage is claimed by a large number, and a fair number earn vision coverage. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$50,684 - $118,359
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MEDIAN: $80,945
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$50,684 - $118,359  
   
Bonus
$9,000  
Total Pay (?
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$57,587 - $102,356  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 21
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$33.31  
   
Overtime
$48.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$9,000  
   
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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$57,587 - $102,356  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 6
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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.


Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $72K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $82K. Clinical Nurse Specialists with Emergency Room (ER) skills bring in $81K after working for 10 to 20 years. More than 20 years of experience seem related to solid financial gains; veterans in this group report earning a median of $96K.

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Experience Affects Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 21%

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

Experienced
up arrow 2%

National Average
$80,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 2 votes.

Gender

Female
64 %
Male
36 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
medical benefits
Vision: 73%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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