Entry-Level Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) Salary

Median pay for Entry-Level Clinical Nurse Specialists lies in the neighborhood of $82K annually. Among survey respondents, women are more common than men; 87 percent of Entry-Level Clinical Nurse Specialists are female. Job satisfaction for Entry-Level Clinical Nurse Specialists is high. Nearly all enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a fair number. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$60,934 - $105,865
$61K
$82K
$110K
MEDIAN: $82,138
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$13.51 - $48.94
$14
$32
$49
MEDIAN: $32.06
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$0$105K
Salary $60,934 - $105,865
Bonus $0.00 - $13,244
Profit Sharing $1.00
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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$51,991 - $103,179
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 22 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 72
Hourly Data $0$55
Hourly Rate $13.51 - $48.94
Overtime $47.65
Annual Data $0$103K
Bonus $0.00 - $13,244
Profit Sharing $1.00
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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$51,991 - $103,179
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 22 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 37

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Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) in Fort Wayne:
"Work in a place that promotes and cares for their employees."
Healthcare has become a difficult place to work when the hopitals focus on money and make staff work harder with less help, chart more, but have great patient satisfaction scores. It is all about quality patient care, I just wish the hospitals supported that.

Key Stats for Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS)

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.
Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
67%
5-9 years
18%
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Skills That Affect Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) Salaries

Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
▲6%

Geriatrics
▲6%

Acute Care
▲3%

Medicine / Surgery
▲3%

National Average
$79,000

Emergency Room (ER)
▼1%

Psychiatric
▼9%

Oncology
▼14%

Pediatrics
▼14%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
vision benefits
Vision: 73%
no benefits
None: 8%
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