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Nurse Anesthetist Salary (United States)

Nurse Anesthetists in the United States see excellent average salaries — about $134K annually. Residence and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to the greater part, and a fair portion earn dental coverage. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Nurse Anesthetists making up 51 percent of workers. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. This outline is based on answers to PayScale's salary survey.
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  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 248
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$27.93 - $89.50  
   
Overtime
$72.41 - $127.45  
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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  
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.
More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Substantial, six-figure paychecks show up early in this area; folks who have worked for fewer than five years report earning a median of $125K. Nurse Anesthetists with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $153K. Nurse Anesthetists who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $154K on average. More than half of the workforce has between one and nine years of experience. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up nearly one in eight of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than one-tenth, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining about one in seven.

Pay Difference By Location

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National Average
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For those looking to make money, Nurse Anesthetists in Los Angeles enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 25 percent above the national average. 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. Raleigh and Atlanta are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 12 percent lower and 7 percent lower, respectively.

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Experience Affects Nurse Anesthetist Salaries

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$134,000

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 30 votes.

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%