Clinical Nurse Specialist Salaries

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Alternate Job Titles: Clinical Nursing Specialist, Clinical Nurse Specialist

What is the average annual salary for Clinical Nurse Specialist?
The annual salary for someone with the job title Clinical Nurse Specialist may vary depending on a number of factors including industry, company size, location, years of experience and level of education. 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.

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 $97,661 so 50% of the people who perform the job of Clinical Nurse Specialist in the United States are expected to make less than $97,661.

Source: HR Reported data as of October 2015

Median $97,661
  • 10%$80,509
  • 25%$88,683
  • 75%$105,958
  • 90%$113,512

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Job Description for Clinical Nurse Specialist

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 and at least 5 years of experience in the field or in a related area. Familiar with a variety of the field's concepts, practices, and procedures. Relies on extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of tasks. Leads and directs the work of others. A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected. Typically reports to a manager or head of a unit/department. View Clinical Nurse Specialist job description

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Categories:  Non-Profit and Social Services, Healthcare -- Administrative, Healthcare -- Nursing

Industries:  Edu., Gov't. & Nonprofit, Healthcare

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