Nurse Anesthetist Salary

Nurse Anesthetists in the United States can look forward to a sizeable six-figure salary — around $139K per year on average. Geographic location and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and more than half earn dental coverage. The majority of Nurse Anesthetists (66 percent) who took the survey are female. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Nurse Anesthetists. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$92,135 - $178,430
$92K
$140K
$180K
MEDIAN: $139,078
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$25.08 - $101.65
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MEDIAN: $70.67
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$0$188K
Salary $92,135 - $178,430
Bonus $975 - $15,288
Profit Sharing $10,000
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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$90,144 - $188,185
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 313
Hourly Data $0$120
Hourly Rate $25.08 - $101.65
Overtime $62.40 - $120.90
Annual Data $0$188K
Bonus $975 - $15,288
Profit Sharing $10,000
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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$90,144 - $188,185
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 75

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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

  • Administer anesthesia for patients prior to surgery or delivery
  • Monitor levels of anesthesia intraoperatively and adjust accordingly
  • Oversee patient postoperative and recovery
  • Perform a physical assessment of patient

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Pay by Experience Level for Nurse Anesthetist

Pay by Experience for a Nurse Anesthetist has a positive trend. An entry-level Nurse Anesthetist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $126,000 based on 224 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Nurse Anesthetist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $149,000 based on 114 salaries. An experienced Nurse Anesthetist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $157,000 based on 90 salaries. A Nurse Anesthetist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $164,000 based on 58 salaries.

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Key Stats for Nurse Anesthetist

Gender

Female
66 %
Male
34 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 18 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
13%
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Experience Affects Nurse Anesthetist Salaries

Late-Career
▲15%

Experienced
▲10%

Mid-Career
▲4%

National Average
$143,000

▼12%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 18 votes.

Gender

Female
66 %
Male
34 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 62%
vision benefits
Vision: 48%
no benefits
None: 19%
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