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 and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and more than half earn dental coverage. 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. Most Nurse Anesthetists like their work and job satisfaction is high. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$89,651 - $175,503
(Median)
$90K
$130K
$180K
MEDIAN: $133,247
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90%

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$30.14 - $94.91
(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
$89,651 - $175,503  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,137  
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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$82,887 - $185,065  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 351
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 (?
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 - $10,137  
   
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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$82,887 - $185,065  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 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, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. New workers enjoy hefty six-figure paychecks when they take on this position — $129K per year is the median for people who claim less than five years' experience. Nurse Anesthetists claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $151K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $156K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

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Experience Affects Nurse Anesthetist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 14%

Experienced
up arrow 10%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

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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