Nurse Anesthetist Salary

On average, Nurse Anesthetists in the United States earn six-figure salaries ($133K) annually, making for a very well-paid profession. Total cash compensation to Nurse Anesthetists bottoms out near $83K and approaches $185K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $10K from bonuses and almost $20K from profit sharing. Residence and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Nurse Anesthetists making up 51 percent of survey respondents. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a majority collect dental insurance. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$90,256 - $176,024

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$30.09 - $95.08

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Salary
$90,256 - $176,024  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,137  
Profit Sharing
$3,041 - $20,203  
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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$83,449 - $185,065  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 362
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$30.09 - $95.08  
   
Overtime
$77.47 - $129.86  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,137  
   
Profit Sharing
$3,041 - $20,203  
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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$83,449 - $185,065  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 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.


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. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $150K. 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
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Experienced
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Mid-Career
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National Average
$137,000


Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
49 %
Male
51 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

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