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Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) Salary

A Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) earns an average salary of $135,626 per year.

$88,026 - $176,018
(Median)
$88K
$140K
$180K
MEDIAN: $135,625
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$40.17 - $99.22
(Median)
$40
$71
$99
MEDIAN: $70
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Salary
$88,026 - $176,018  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,348  
Profit Sharing
$983 - $20,000  
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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$89,811 - $186,475  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,144
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$40.17 - $99.22  
   
Overtime
$61.16 - $118.88  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,348  
   
Profit Sharing
$983 - $20,000  
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).
)
$89,811 - $186,475  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 291

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Job Description for Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)

A Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) is a registered nurse with advanced training in the area of anesthetics. CRNAs supplement and provide care similar to that of an anesthesiologist, including the provision of general and local anesthetics, epidural, spinal and nerve blocks, twilight sedation and pain management. CRNAs assess the patient’s physical and medical history before a procedure for any contraindications to anesthesia. They also monitor the patient during the procedure for any adverse effects, and care for the patient during the post-anesthesia unit stay. CRNAs are employed in a variety of settings, including hospital operating rooms, emergency rooms, labor and delivery wards, dental offices and free-standing surgical centers. To become a CRNA, one must first complete a 4-year bachelor's degree in nursing, pass the national nurse licensing exam (NCLEX), and become licensed by the state board of nursing in the state in which they desire to practice. After this is completed, one can apply to a CRNA program, which provides a master’s degree in nursing upon completion and qualifies the graduate to take the national CRNA certification exam administered by the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists. CRNA educational programs are highly competitive, with admission offered to only 1 out of every 20 applicants on average. A strong background in critical care nursing is key to admission and success in the program. Depending on individual state laws, CRNAs practice with varying levels of independence, ranging from no supervision required to direct supervision by a physician being required. CRNAs may have a varied schedule, as care is needed on an around-the-clock basis 365 days a year. Work is entirely indoors, and may include exposure to noxious gases, chemicals, and hazardous materials (including bodily fluids). Salary for a CRNA is exceptional, with a starting salary over $100,000 a year and increasing with experience.


Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) 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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Experience Affects Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) Salaries




National Average
$141,000


Skills That Affect Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) Salaries


Obstetrical Anesthesia
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Obstetrics
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National Average
$141,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 155 votes.

Gender

Female
53 %
Male
47 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 66%
vision benefits Vision: 52% employee benefits None: 12%
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