Salary for Clinical Nurse Specialists

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Clinical nurse specialists performing nursing functions in a clinical setting. Their duties involve developing treatment plans in cooperation with physicians, interviewing and evaluating patients to determine care requirements, monitoring patient conditions, making clinical recommendations to doctors and other medical personnel, training nursing students and medical staff, and developing and implementing nursing standards of care. A Master's degree is almost always required for this occupation.

A Clinical Nurse Specialist will most likely earn an average wage between 40000 and 60000 based on levels of tenure. Clinical Nurse Specialists will most likely receive a compensation of Fifty Six Thousand Nine Hundred dollars each year.

Clinical Nurse Specialists can get the best compensation in California, where they earn average wages of close to $73350. People with this job title have the highest salaries in Management of Companies and Enterprises, where they can earn wages of $61250.

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SALARY TREND
The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 21.95 percent nationwide in that time.
INDUSTRIES
Clinical Nurse Specialists tend to make the most in the following industries
Public Administration $61,250
Management of Companies and Enterprises $58,890
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $57,620
Health Care and Social Assistance $56,730
Educational Services $54,130
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $52,370
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $52,370
Educational Services $54,130
Health Care and Social Assistance $56,730
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $57,620
Management of Companies and Enterprises $58,890
Public Administration $61,250
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