Nurse Anesthetist Salary

On average, Nurse Anesthetists in the United States earn six-figure salaries ($136K) annually, making for a very well-paid profession. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Most enjoy medical while the greater part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to about one-half. For the most part, Nurse Anesthetists enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$92,125 - $180,346
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$140K
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MEDIAN: $135,925
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MEDIAN: $71.75
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Salary
$92,125 - $180,346  
   
Bonus
$983 - $14,996  
Profit Sharing
$12,000  
Total Pay (?
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$89,169 - $188,826  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 322
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Hourly Rate
$25.53 - $100.40  
   
Overtime
$64.56 - $122.77  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$983 - $14,996  
   
Profit Sharing
$12,000  
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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$89,169 - $188,826  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 80
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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.


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. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $126K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $149K. On average, Nurse Anesthetists make $157K following one to two decades on the job. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $164K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

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Key Stats for Nurse Anesthetist

Gender

Female
70 %
Male
30 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 18 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
14%
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Experience Affects Nurse Anesthetist Salaries

Late-Career
▲17%

Experienced
▲12%

Mid-Career
▲6%

National Average
$140,000

▼10%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
70 %
Male
30 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 63%
vision benefits
Vision: 50%
dental benefits
None: 18%
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