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Nurse Anesthetist Salary

Nurse Anesthetists in the United States can look forward to a sizeable six-figure salary — around $133K per year on average. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Most enjoy medical while the larger part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a little more than half. Most Nurse Anesthetists like their work and job satisfaction is high. Male Nurse Anesthetists are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 50 percent of the field. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 50 percent. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$89,677 - $176,312
(Median)
$90K
$130K
$180K
MEDIAN: $133,320
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$30.09 - $95.08
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$30
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$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
$89,677 - $176,312  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,154  
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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$82,823 - $186,605  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 327
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$30.09 - $95.08  
   
Overtime
$76.52 - $130.89  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,154  
   
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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$82,823 - $186,605  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 87
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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.


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Nurse Anesthetists — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Even the relatively untested can earn a lot; individuals who have been working for fewer than five years report a median six-figure salary of $129K per year. Nurse Anesthetists claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $152K. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $158K.

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Experience Affects Nurse Anesthetist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 15%

Experienced
up arrow 11%

Mid-Career
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National Average
$137,000


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 38 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: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 53% employee benefits None: 12%
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