The average rate for a Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) is AU$39.03 per hour. This job's rate does not change very much with experience.

AU$53,291 - AU$102,141
AU$53K
AU$83K
AU$100K
MEDIAN: AU$82,824
10%
50%
90%
AU$33.71 - AU$45.84
AU$34
AU$39
AU$46
MEDIAN: AU$38.98
10%
50%
90%
AU$0AU$102K
Salary AU$53,291 - AU$102,141
Bonus AU$1,017
Profit Sharing AU$0.00
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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AU$64,814 - AU$100,679
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 18 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 35
Hourly Data AU$0AU$66
Hourly Rate AU$33.71 - AU$45.84
Overtime AU$56.58
Annual Data AU$0AU$100K
Bonus AU$1,017
Profit Sharing AU$0.00
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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AU$64,814 - AU$100,679
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 18 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 106

Job Description for Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS)

Clinical nurse specialists (CNS) are responsible for clinical care and nursing practices in a specialized unit or clinic. Clinical nurse specialists are a type of advanced practice registered nurses (APRN) with a focus on the management and improvement of nursing care and patient satisfaction within a particular clinical department such as pediatrics, emergency medicine, or oncology. They teach new techniques for patient care to nurses under their supervision, tailoring their methods according to department-specific needs. Clinical nurse specialists analyze patient results (in terms of both satisfaction and medical outcomes) and use this analysis to provide feedback and develop policies within their department. They work closely with other medical professionals to assess current patient care standards and find potential improvements. Clinical nurse specialists also provide clinical service directly to patients, giving medical assessments and nursing care.

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Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) Tasks

  • Conduct research in field of specialty
  • Conduct complete physicals, provide treatment and counsel specific patient population
  • Educate patients, community and staff
  • Maintain clinical practice and case management

Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS)

Pay by Experience for a Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) has a positive trend. An entry-level Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$79,000 based on 40 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$82,000 based on 54 salaries. An experienced Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$82,000 based on 54 salaries. A Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$86,000 based on 31 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: AU$81,616

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

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Key Stats for Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS)

Gender

Female
76 %
Male
24 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
23%

Experience Affects Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) Salaries

▲6%

▲1%

▼0%

National Average
AU$82,000

▼4%

Skills That Affect Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) Salaries


National Average
AU$82,000


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2 votes.

Gender

Female
76 %
Male
24 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 10%
dental benefits
Dental: 3%
vision benefits
Vision: 3%
no benefits
None: 87%