Avg. Base Salary (USD)
The average salary for a Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) is $91,693
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS)s?
An entry-level Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $82,684 based on 36 salaries. An early career Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $87,970 …Read more
What Do Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS)s Do?
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 …Read more