Nurse Anesthetist Salary (United States)

Nurse Anesthetist in the United States can look forward to a sizeable six-figure salary—around $134,065 per year. Pay generally spreads from $79,194 to $185,230 per year. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Medical benefits are awarded to the greater part, and most earn dental coverage. Women are just slightly outnumbered in the field, with male Nurse Anesthetists making up 51 percent of workers. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Responses to PayScale's salary questionnaire form the basis for this outline.
Nurse Anesthetist Salary (?
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$82,241 - $171,932
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MEDIAN: $130,687
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Nurse Anesthetist Salary (?
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$27.93 - $89.50
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National Salary Data

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$0$70K$140K$210K
Salary
$82,241 - $171,932  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,213  
Profit Sharing
$7,000 - $18,000  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$79,194 - $185,230  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 248
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$27.93 - $89.50  
   
Overtime
$72.41 - $127.45  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,213  
   
Profit Sharing
$7,000 - $18,000  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$79,194 - $185,230  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 64
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Job Description for Nurse Anesthetist

A nurse anesthetist has many different responsibilities in a medical setting, but their main duty is to help prepare and administer anesthetics to patients for surgery and other procedures. They are also responsible for choosing what anesthetic agents will be used on the patients based on physical and psychological factors, monitor patients in the operating room to maintain the proper level of anesthetics and prevent injuries, and help train and assist students to ensure they are properly trained. This is generally a full-time position that takes place in a health care facility such as a hospital or surgery center. Exposure to bodily fluids and communicable diseases may occur in this environment, although sanitary and safety procedures can help mitigate exposure.
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Nurse Anesthetist Tasks
  • Oversee patient postoperative and recovery.
  • Monitor levels of anesthesia intraoperatively and adjust accordingly.
  • Administer anesthesia for patients prior to surgery or delivery.
  • Perform a physical assessment of patient.

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Pay by Experience Level for Nurse Anesthetist

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Nurse Anesthetists with less experience do not necessarily bring home smaller paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to have little impact on salary. Annually raking in $125K at career start, professionals see salaries that surpass six figures immediately upon entering the field. After spending one to two decades on the job, pay usually hovers around $152K. As Nurse Anesthetists reach 20 years on the job, salary increases slow down a bit, averaging $155K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up 13 percent of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than 10 percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining 14 percent. More than half of respondents report having between one and nine years of experience in this field.

Pay Difference By Location

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Surpassing the national average by 25 percent, Nurse Anesthetists in Los Angeles receive some of the highest pay in the country. Nurse Anesthetists will also find cushy salaries in Boston (+11 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 14 percent south of the national average, can be found in Cincinnati. Below-median salaries also turn up in Raleigh and Atlanta (-12 percent and -7 percent, respectively).

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Experience Affects Nurse Anesthetist Salaries

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National Average
$134,000

Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
49%
female alumni
 
Male
51%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 52% employee benefits None: 10%
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