The average hourly pay for a Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) in Australia is AU$41.10.
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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 t…Read more
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Popular Skills for Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS)
Avg. Hourly Rate
Medicine / Surgery
Operating Room / OR
Skills in Operating Room / OR, Acute Care and Cardiology are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Geriatrics and Medicine / Surgery.
Pay by Experience Level for Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS)
An early career Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of AU$39.40 based on 32 salaries. A mid-career Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$39.71 based on 41 salaries. An experienced Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$42.22 based on 53 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of AU$42.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) in their job title in Gold Coast, Queensland earn an average of 33.8% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Sydney, New South Wales (4.7% more) and Perth, Western Australia (3.4% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Melbourne, Victoria (6.1% less).
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