Clinical Nurse Leader Salary in the United States

How much does a Clinical Nurse Leader make hourly in the United States? The average hourly wage for a Clinical Nurse Leader in the United States is $42 as of September 26, 2019, but the salary range typically falls between $38 and $47. Hourly rate 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, helps you determine your exact pay target.  View the Cost of Living in Major Cities

What is a Clinical Nurse Leader?

Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) is a relatively new nursing role that was developed in the United States to prepare highly skilled nurses focused on the improvement of quality and safety outcomes for patients or patient populations. The CNL is a registered nurse, with a Master of Science in Nursing who has completed advanced nursing coursework, including classes in pathophysiology, clinical assessment, finance management, epidemiology, healthcare systems leadership, clinical informatics, and pharmacology. CNLs are healthcare systems specialists that oversee patient care coordination, assess health...

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These charts show the average hourly wage (core compensation), as well as the average total hourly cash compensation for the job of Clinical Nurse Leader in the United States. The average hourly rate for Clinical Nurse Leader ranges from $38 to $47 with the average hourly pay of $42. The total hourly cash compensation, which includes base and short-term incentives, can vary anywhere from $39 to $47 with the average total hourly cash compensation of $42.

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Heartland Hospice - San Rafael , CA
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