Average Salary of Nurses

With increased salary comes increased responsibility, leading to an increase of risk in being held liable for medical malpractice. The cost of having your own nurse malpractice insurance is nothing compared to the impact a claim can have on your personal assets.

As you look to expand your career, and grow your future, evaluate the below list for your goal salary or use this data to help inform salary negotiations. Whether you’re a nursing student looking ahead to the future, or a professional looking to move up the pay scale into another position, its important to know this basic information. CM&F’s nurse liability insurance policies support and cover nursing professionals of all education levels.

Nurse Salary Guide

Salaries provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2020

Nursing Professional PositionEducation / Average Salary

Certified Nursing Assistant

Certification Program / $26,590

Clinical Nurse Specialist

Master’s Degree / $88,520

Cosmetic Nurse

Bachelor’s Degree / $69,314

Legal Nurse Consultant

Bachelor’s Degree / $68,330

Life Care Planner

Bachelor’s Degree / $69,112

Nurse Educator

Master’s Degree / $74,642

Nurse Surgical Assistant

Bachelor’s Degree / $88,910

Nursing Aide

Certification Program / $27,520

Registered Nurse

Bachelor’s Degree / $69,120

Enterostomal Therapy Nurse

Bachelor’s Degree / $62,548

Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse

Certification Program / $51,050

CM&F encourages aspiring nurses looking to advance their career through additional education by providing comprehensive nursing malpractice insurance. CM&F’s malpractice insurance for nurses is designed to protect you 24/7 wherever you go, with whomever you are working. The policy is your own. So, if you are studying, you are protected with nursing student malpractice insurance. When you go to your daytime or weekend job as a nurse, you are protected.

Contact our client services team to find out more details about nursing liability insurance or student nursing insurance policies.

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Resources for Nursing Professionals

At CM&F, we believe in the importance of a lifelong relationship, and in order to build that we are dedicated to being an educational resource for nurses. To accomplish this we have compiled a vast amount of information from terms to know, to nurse professional insurance coverage considerations, and even blog posts written by fellow healthcare professionals.

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