Nurse Anesthetist Salary

Compensation for Nurse Anesthetists in the United States is generous, with average pay surpassing six figures annually ($133K). Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Women make up a slight majority of Nurse Anesthetists (50 percent) survey respondents. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and the greater part earn dental coverage. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$89,541 - $176,761
(Median)
$90K
$130K
$180K
MEDIAN: $133,247
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$30.14 - $94.91
(Median)
$30
$70
$95
MEDIAN: $69.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Salary
$89,541 - $176,761  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,142  
Profit Sharing
$7,500 - $14,000  
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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$82,786 - $186,095  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 349
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$30.14 - $94.91  
   
Overtime
$76.98 - $130.52  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,142  
   
Profit Sharing
$7,500 - $14,000  
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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$82,786 - $186,095  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | 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

  • 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, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Large paychecks, which sit comfortably in the six-figure range, are handed out almost immediately; professionals who have less than five years' experience report earning a median of $129K per year. Nurse Anesthetists claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $152K. 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 $157K.

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Experience Affects Nurse Anesthetist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 14%

Experienced
up arrow 11%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$137,000


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 40 votes.

Gender

Female
50 %
Male
50 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 53% employee benefits None: 12%
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