Nurse Anesthetist Salary

Nurse Anesthetists in the United States can expect to earn a very generous salary, with average salaries (in the ballpark of $134K) surpassing six figures annually. In the world of Nurse Anesthetists, total cash compensation can vary between $89K and $186K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $10K and $20K, respectively. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Women Nurse Anesthetists who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. Most Nurse Anesthetists report high levels of job satisfaction. Most enjoy medical while the greater part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to slightly more than half. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$93,092 - $176,353
(Median)
$93K
$130K
$180K
MEDIAN: $133,805
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$30.63 - $94.72
(Median)
$31
$70
$95
MEDIAN: $70
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Salary
$93,092 - $176,353  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,159  
Profit Sharing
$3,091 - $20,067  
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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$88,896 - $185,550  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 450
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$30.63 - $94.72  
   
Overtime
$79.95 - $125.94  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,159  
   
Profit Sharing
$3,091 - $20,067  
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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$88,896 - $185,550  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 109
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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 many Nurse Anesthetists, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $129K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $142K. On average, Nurse Anesthetists make $151K following one to two decades on the job. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $156K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

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Experience Affects Nurse Anesthetist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 13%

Experienced
up arrow 10%

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

National Average
$138,000


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 44 votes.

Gender

Female
53 %
Male
47 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 69%
medical benefits
Vision: 52%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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