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Clinical Nurse Specialists


Salary figures for the various categories of advanced practice nurses are based on total salary income as well as earnings from working overtime and while on call. According to, the median salary for clinical nurse specialists in June 2015 was $97,267. Salaries ranged from less than $79,487 to $114,970 per year or more. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the median annual wage for registered nurses, which includes clinical nurse specialists, was $67,490 in May 2015. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $46,360 annually, and the top 10 percent earned more than $101,630 annually.

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