Clinical Nurse Specialist Salary

Average Yearly Salary
$71,000
$48,000
Min 10%
$71,000
Median 50%
$104,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Frederick Memorial Hospital
Highest Paying City
San Francisco, CA
Highest Paying State
Alaska
Average Experience Level
4.7 years
How much does a clinical nurse specialist make?
The national average salary for a Clinical Nurse Specialist in the U.S. is $71,203 annually or $34.23 hourly. The top 10 percent of earners make over $104,000 annually, whereas the bottom 10 percent of earners make under $48,000 per year. Health Care companies and Education companies tend to have the highest concentration of employment in this field. Alaska, California, Nevada, Hawaii, and New Hampshire have the highest paying Clinical Nurse Specialist jobs. The typical employment in the position spans 4.7 years.

Average Clinical Nurse Specialist Salary By Location

The national average salary for a Clinical Nurse Specialist in the USA is $71,203 annually or $34.23 hourly. San Francisco, CA reports the highest Clinical Nurse Specialist salaries at $122,291 per year. Even as an entry-level Clinical Nurse Specialist, you will make $77,000 per year in San Francisco, CA. Alaska, California, Nevada, Hawaii, and New Hampshire are the top 5 highest earning states for Clinical Nurse Specialists. Wyoming, Arkansas, Tennessee, Nebraska, and Iowa have the lowest reported salaries for Clinical Nurse Specialists.

Map of Clinical Nurse Specialist Salaries

The darker areas on the map show where Clinical Nurse Specialists earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

Average Salary:

Average Clinical Nurse Specialist Salary By Company

Clinical Nurse Specialists report their job security as good. Just as in every field, some employers pay higher wages than others. Health Care companies and Education companies are the best when it comes to the number of employment opportunities. Frederick Memorial Hospital and trustaff are the highest paying companies. Also, companies like Bon Secours Health System and Mercy Health Partners pay their Clinical Nurse Specialists very well.

Clinical Nurse Specialist Salary History

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

National Average
Ashburn, VA

Clinical Nurse Specialist Salary By Experience Level

The salary for a Clinical Nurse Specialist can range from $56,846 to $96,540 depending on the amount of work experience that the person has. Data on how experience level affects salary is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

Recently Added Clinical Nurse Specialist Salaries

Company
Job
Location
Date Added
Salary
Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
Clinical Nurse Specialist
04/28/2020
$67,264
Nurse, Clinical Specialist
03/13/2020
$82,791
Justice, Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System
Nurse Specialist (Quality Improvement & Infection Control Nurse)
02/27/2020
$80,405
Clinical Nurse Specialist-Med/Surg
02/26/2020
$79,118
Uconn Health Center
Clinical Nurse Specialist-Pyshciatric Nursing
02/24/2020
$87,526
Mayo Clinic
Clinical Nurse Specialist (Cns)-Primary Care In Southeast MN
02/18/2020
$191,044
Mayo Clinic
Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS)-Emergency Department
02/13/2020
$191,044
Justice, Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System
Clinical Nurse Specialist
01/23/2020
$78,802
The Ashlar Group
Clinical Nurse Specialist
01/21/2020
$120,086
Mayo Clinic
Clinical Nurse Specialist
01/03/2020
$191,044
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