Nurse Anesthetists in the United States see excellent average salaries — about $136K annually. With some bonuses approaching $10K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $32K, overall incomes of Nurse Anesthetists spread between $91K and $189K depending on individual performance. Geographic location and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Work is enjoyable for Nurse Anesthetists, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The majority of Nurse Anesthetists (65 percent) who took the survey are women. A large number enjoy medical while the larger part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to close to one-half. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Salary
$93,508 - $179,209  
   
Bonus
$986 - $10,337  
Profit Sharing
$3,523 - $31,785  
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$90,888 - $189,435  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 334
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Hourly Rate
$29.36 - $99.93  
   
Overtime
$66.76 - $122.07  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$986 - $10,337  
   
Profit Sharing
$3,523 - $31,785  
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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$90,888 - $189,435  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 88

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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.
  • Perform a physical assessment of patient.
  • Oversee patient postoperative and recovery.
  • Monitor levels of anesthesia intraoperatively and adjust accordingly.

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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 more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Salaries can reach six figures almost right off the bat; beginning workers who have less than five years' experience bring in a median of $128K per year. Nurse Anesthetists see a median salary of $154K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Veterans who have worked for more than two decades do tend to make the most in the end; the median pay for this group is $162K.

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Key Stats for Nurse Anesthetist

Gender

Female
65 %
Male
35 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 23 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
16%
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Experience Affects Nurse Anesthetist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 15%

Experienced
up arrow 9%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

National Average
$141,000


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 23 votes.

Gender

Female
65 %
Male
35 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 64%
vision benefits
Vision: 50%
dental benefits
None: 16%
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