A Late-Career Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) earns an average salary of $86,414 per year. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career. A skill in Emergency Room (ER) is associated with high pay for this job.
Late-Career Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) Total Pay (?
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$62,262 - $109,691
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $86,413
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Late-Career Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) Total Pay (?
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$32.05 - $64.89
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$62,262 - $109,691  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,057  
Profit Sharing
$983 - $4,848  
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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$64,462 - $118,351  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 17 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 248
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$32.05 - $64.89  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $87.26  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,057  
   
Profit Sharing
$983 - $4,848  
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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$64,462 - $118,351  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 17 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 248
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Skills That Affect Late-Career Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) Salaries

Emergency Room (ER)
up arrow 10%
Psychiatric
up arrow 10%
Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
up arrow 2%
Pediatrics
up arrow 2%
National Average
$87,000
Acute Care
up arrow 1%
Medicine / Surgery
up arrow 1%
Oncology
up arrow 5%
Operating Room / OR
up arrow 9%
Job Satisfaction
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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 93 votes.
Gender
Female
91%
female alumni
 
Male
9%
male alumni
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 55% employee benefits None: 15%
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