The average salary for an Experienced Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) is $83,005 per year. A skill in Psychiatric is associated with high pay for this job.
Experienced Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) Total Pay (?
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$59,290 - $108,870
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $83,004
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Experienced Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) Total Pay (?
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$30.06 - $63.88
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$59,290 - $108,870  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,068  
Profit Sharing
$98.26 - $4,883  
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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$61,504 - $119,591  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 237
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$31$62$93
Hourly Rate
$30.06 - $63.88  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $90.60  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,068  
   
Profit Sharing
$98.26 - $4,883  
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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$61,504 - $119,591  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 237
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Skills That Affect Experienced Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) Salaries

Psychiatric
up arrow 10%
Oncology
up arrow 8%
Emergency Room (ER)
up arrow 3%
Geriatrics
up arrow 2%
Acute Care
up arrow 1%
Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
up arrow 1%
National Average
$84,000
Medicine / Surgery
up arrow 1%
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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 68 votes.
Gender
Female
91%
female alumni
 
Male
9%
male alumni
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 74%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 16%
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