Nurse Anesthetist Salary

Compensation for Nurse Anesthetists in the United States is generous, with average pay surpassing six figures annually ($134K). Total cash compensation to Nurse Anesthetists approaches anywhere from $89K on the lower end to $186K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $10K from bonuses and upwards of $20K from profit sharing. Geographic location and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and more than half collect dental insurance. For the most part, Nurse Anesthetists enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 53 percent. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$93,092 - $176,353
(Median)
$93K
$130K
$180K
MEDIAN: $133,805
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$30.63 - $94.72
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MEDIAN: $70
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Salary
$93,092 - $176,353  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,159  
Profit Sharing
$3,091 - $20,067  
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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$88,896 - $185,550  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 450
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$30.63 - $94.72  
   
Overtime
$79.95 - $125.94  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,159  
   
Profit Sharing
$3,091 - $20,067  
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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$88,896 - $185,550  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 109
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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.


For Nurse Anesthetists, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. New workers enjoy hefty six-figure paychecks when they take on this position — $129K per year is the median for people who claim less than five years' experience. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $151K in this role. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $156K.

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Experience Affects Nurse Anesthetist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 13%

Experienced
up arrow 10%

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

National Average
$138,000


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 44 votes.

Gender

Female
53 %
Male
47 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 69%
medical benefits
Vision: 52%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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