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Nurse Anesthetist Salary

Nurse Anesthetists enjoy a hefty income, with average pay passing six figures ($133K) annually in the United States. Location and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Men make up a slight majority of Nurse Anesthetists (50 percent) who responded to the survey. A large number enjoy medical while more than half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$89,435 - $175,574
(Median)
$89K
$130K
$180K
MEDIAN: $133,239
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90%

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$30.29 - $95.42
(Median)
$30
$70
$95
MEDIAN: $69.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Salary
$89,435 - $175,574  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,159  
Profit Sharing
$7,122 - $17,687  
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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$83,065 - $186,914  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 323
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$30.29 - $95.42  
   
Overtime
$76.52 - $130.89  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,159  
   
Profit Sharing
$7,122 - $17,687  
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).
)
$83,065 - $186,914  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 85

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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, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Individuals who have worked for fewer than five years report earning $129K on average, a generous six-figure sum for those just starting out. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $152K in this role. 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 $157K on average.

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Experience Affects Nurse Anesthetist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 15%

Experienced
up arrow 11%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$137,000


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 39 votes.

Gender

Female
50 %
Male
50 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 52% employee benefits None: 12%
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