How much does a Clinical Nurse Specialist make?

Updated Jun 22, 2021

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$78,945 /yr
Average Base Pay

49 salaries

$48K

Low

$79K

Average

$129K

High

No additional cash compensation has been reported for this role

The national average salary for a Clinical Nurse Specialist is $78,945 in United States. Filter by location to see Clinical Nurse Specialist salaries in your area. Salary estimates are based on 49 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Clinical Nurse Specialist employees.

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MOORE NURSES
5

MOORE NURSES

Clinical Nurse Specialist - Hourly

$37

 /hr
Range: $37 - $45
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$37

$45

$37 - $45 Range

Emory Healthcare
3.6

Emory Healthcare

Clinical Nurse Specialist

$90,133

 /yr
Range: $56K - $125K

$56K

$125K

$55,894 - $125,000 Range

Beacon Health Options
2.9

Beacon Health Options

Clinical Nurse Specialist

$81,465

 /yr
Range: $74K - $93K

$74K

$93K

$74,154 - $92,954 Range

Express Scripts
3.5

Express Scripts

Clinical Nurse Specialist - Hourly

$35

 /hr
Range: $22 - $49

$22

$49

$22 - $49 Range

HHS
3.3

HHS

Clinical Nurse Specialist - Hourly

$15

 /hr
Range: $15 - $15

$15

$15

$15 - $15 Range

Franciscan Health
3.5

Franciscan Health

Clinical Nurse Specialist - Hourly

$30

 /hr
Range: $29 - $43

$29

$43

$29 - $43 Range

Change Healthcare
3.4

Change Healthcare

Clinical Nurse Specialist
About 

$84K -$90K

$84K

$90K

$84,202 - $90,460 Range

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East Carolina University
4.2

East Carolina University

Clinical Nurse Specialist
About 

$64K -$70K

$64K

$70K

$64,486 - $70,234 Range

The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
3.8

The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

Clinical Nurse Specialist - Hourly
About 

$40 -$56

 hourly

$40

$56

$40 - $56 Range

Michigan Medicine
4

Michigan Medicine

Clinical Nurse Specialist
About 

$77K -$84K

$77K

$84K

$77,155 - $83,573 Range

Aurora Health Care
3.8

Aurora Health Care

Clinical Nurse Specialist
About 

$82K -$90K

$82K

$90K

$81,723 - $90,027 Range

Palomar Health
3.6

Palomar Health

Clinical Nurse Specialist
About 

$136K -$147K

$136K

$147K

$136,422 - $146,521 Range

Georgetown University
4.3

Georgetown University

Clinical Nurse Specialist
About 

$61K -$66K

$61K

$66K

$60,668 - $65,980 Range

RNnetwork
4.2

RNnetwork

Clinical Nurse Specialist - Monthly
About 

$3K -$3K

$3K

$3K

$2,916 - $3,128 Range

FX Teacher (Shaikh Talan)

Clinical Nurse Specialist - Hourly
About 

$42 -$45

 hourly

$42

$45

$42 - $45 Range

Stanford Health Care
3.9

Stanford Health Care

Clinical Nurse Specialist
About 

$182K -$195K

$182K

$195K

$181,753 - $194,778 Range

83bar
3.4

83bar

Clinical Nurse Specialist - Hourly
About 

$30 -$33

 hourly

$30

$33

$30 - $33 Range

Advocate Aurora Health
3.9

Advocate Aurora Health

Clinical Nurse Specialist - Hourly
About 

$41 -$44

 hourly

$41

$44

$41 - $44 Range

MultiCare Health System
3.7

MultiCare Health System

Clinical Nurse Specialist
About 

$127K -$138K

$127K

$138K

$126,520 - $137,628 Range

University of Miami
4

University of Miami

Clinical Nurse Specialist
About 

$85K -$93K

$85K

$93K

$85,316 - $92,772 Range

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Recent Salary Reports

Below are the most recent clinical nurse specialist salary reports. Employer name has been removed to protect anonymity.

$91,000
per year
A Clinical Nurse Coordinator in the Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN Area area reported making $91,000 per year
Job Highlights
8-10 years experience
Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Nonprofit Organization
$30
hourly
A Clinical Nurse in the Washington, DC Area area reported making $30 per hour
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Washington, DC Area area
Full-time
 
5001 to 10000 employees
Hospital
$32
hourly
A Clinical Nurse in the Atlanta, GA Area area reported making $32 per hour
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Atlanta, GA Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Nonprofit Organization
$92,000
per year
A Clinical Nurse Liaison in the Detroit, MI Area area reported making $92,000 per year
Additional Pay
$2k cash bonus
Job Highlights
5-7 years experience
Detroit, MI Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Private
$64
hourly
A Clinical Nurse in the Sacramento, CA Area area reported making $64 per hour
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Sacramento, CA Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Nonprofit Organization
$100,000
per year
A Hospice Nurse in the Spokane, WA Area area reported making $100,000 per year
Additional Pay
$1k cash bonus
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Spokane, WA Area area
Full-time
 
51 to 200 employees
Company - Public
$85,000
per year
A Clinical Nurse Consultant in the Cincinnati, OH Area area reported making $85,000 per year
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Cincinnati, OH Area area
Full-time
 
201 to 500 employees
Company - Private
$80,000
per year
A Quality Assurance Nurse in the Des Moines, IA Area area reported making $80,000 per year
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Des Moines, IA Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Subsidiary or Business Segment
$43
hourly
A Clinical Nurse in the Macon, GA Area area reported making $43 per hour
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Macon, GA Area area
Per Diem
 
10000+ employees
Hospital
$97,000
per year
A Clinical Nurse in the Houston, TX Area area reported making $97,000 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Houston, TX Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Hospital
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