How much does a Clinical Nurse Specialist make? The median annual Clinical Nurse Specialist salary is $100,128, as of September 27, 2017, with a range usually between $90,523-$109,679, however this can vary widely depending on a variety of factors. Our team of Certified Compensation Professionals has analyzed survey data collected from thousands of HR departments at companies of all sizes and industries to present this range of annual salaries for people with the job title Clinical Nurse Specialist in the United States.
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This chart describes the expected percentage of people who perform the job of Clinical Nurse Specialist in the United States that make less than that annual salary. For example the median expected annual pay for a typical Clinical Nurse Specialist in the United States is $100,128, so 50% of the people who perform the job of Clinical Nurse Specialist in the United States are expected to make less than $100,128.
Source: HR Reported data as of September 27, 2017
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This chart describes the expected percentage of people who perform the job of Clinical Nurse Specialist that make less than that salary. For example 50% of the people who perform the job of Clinical Nurse Specialist are expected to make less than the median.
Source: HR Reported data as of October 2017
Responsible for assessing a healthcare facility's nursing practice and its impact on patient outcomes. Provides clinical direction to nursing staff in the delivery of patient care programs. Ensures nursing staff maintains an established level of clinical competency. May require a master's degree. Typically reports to a manager or head of a unit/department. Manages subordinate staff in the day-to-day performance of their jobs. True first level manager. Ensures that project/department milestones/goals are met and adhering to approved budgets. Has full authority for personnel actions. Extensive knowledge of department processes. Typically requires 5 years experience in the related area as an individual contributor. 1 to 3 years supervisory experience may be required. View full job description