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 about the same as related careers in Oklahoma. On average, they make less than dental hygienists but more than clinical psychologists.

Career Median Salary
Dental hygienist salary $77K
Nuclear medicine technologist salary $73K
Diagnostic medical sonographer salary $69K
Biomedical engineer salary $66K
Magnetic resonance imaging technologist salary $64K
Registered nurse salary $62K
Clinical nurse specialist salary $62K
Acute care nurse practitioner salary $62K
Occupational therapist assistant salary $60K
Clinical psychologist salary $50K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)