Clinical nurse specialist earnings by seniority

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Clinical nurse specialist salary by state

State Name Average Salary
California $104,410
Hawaii $105,300
District of Columbia $88,800
Massachusetts $86,860
Oregon $91,220
Alaska $87,650
Nevada $85,210
New York $85,300
New Jersey $81,820
Washington $79,920
Connecticut $79,920
Minnesota $77,940
Rhode Island $77,650
Illinois $73,890
Arizona $75,770
Maryland $75,660
Delaware $73,030
Colorado $72,870
Texas $72,000
New Hampshire $71,640
New Mexico $71,310
Wisconsin $70,150
Michigan $70,590
Pennsylvania $69,170
Virginia $68,000
Vermont $65,740
Georgia $67,870
Maine $65,630
Montana $65,960
Wyoming $65,100
Idaho $66,780
Ohio $64,200
Florida $64,400
North Dakota $63,870
Utah $63,570
Missouri $62,270
South Carolina $62,910
Indiana $62,330
North Carolina $62,940
Nebraska $62,730
Louisiana $62,400
Kentucky $61,780
Oklahoma $61,750
West Virginia $60,890
Virgin Islands $60,950
Tennessee $60,120
Iowa $59,130
Kansas $59,680
Arkansas $59,650
Alabama $57,930
Guam $57,320
Mississippi $57,440
South Dakota $57,510
Puerto Rico $32,800

How do clinical nurse specialist salaries compare to similar careers?

Clinical nurse specialists earn 8% less than similar careers in Hawaii. On average, they make less than physician assistants but more than diagnostic medical sonographers.

Career Median Salary
Physician assistant salary $116K
Anesthesiologist assistant salary $116K
Nurse practitioner salary $124K
Optometrist salary $119K
Registered nurse salary $96K
Acute care nurse practitioner salary $105K
Clinical nurse specialist salary $105K
Clinical psychologist salary $78K
Counseling psychologist salary $78K
Diagnostic medical sonographer salary $95K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)