Clinical Nurse Specialist Salary in the United States

How much does a Clinical Nurse Specialist make in the United States? The average Clinical Nurse Specialist salary in the United States is $104,569 as of June 27, 2019, but the range typically falls between $94,544 and $114,544. 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 the Cost of Living in Major Cities

Salary estimation for Clinical Nurse Specialist at companies like : FONAR CORP, INTERPACE DIAGNOSTICS GP INC, PRECIPIO, INC.

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Clinical Nurse Specialist is 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. Being a Clinical Nurse Specialist ensures nursing staff maintains an established level of clinical competency. May require a master's degree. Additionally, Clinical Nurse Specialist typically reports to a manager or head of a unit/department. The Clinical Nurse Specialist 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. To be a Clinical Nurse Specialist typically requires 5 years experience in the related area as an individual contributor. 1 to 3 years supervisory experience may be required. (Copyright 2019 Salary.com)

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