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Clinical Nurse Specialist in the United States

How much does a Clinical Nurse Specialist earn in the United States? The average Clinical Nurse Specialist salary in the United States is $103,607 as of January 31, 2019, but the range typically falls between $93,674 and $113,491. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target.  View Cost of Living in Major Cities

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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 nu

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  1. This Job:

    Clinical Nurse Specialist

    5 + years experience
    Master's Degree

  2. Up a level:

    Nursing Director


    JD, MD, PhD or Equivalent

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