Nurse anesthetist earnings by seniority

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Nurse anesthetist salary by state

State Name Average Salary
Montana $246,370
California $197,640
Iowa $193,490
Oregon $184,300
Wisconsin $194,750
North Dakota $190,880
Washington $186,000
Hawaii $189,030
Massachusetts $182,550
Maryland $189,060
New York $177,100
Illinois $186,560
Connecticut $181,410
New Jersey $176,920
Nebraska $187,000
South Dakota $186,450
Minnesota $184,330
Delaware $169,140
Alaska $184,740
Virginia $187,640
Arkansas $161,550
West Virginia $177,490
Michigan $188,190
North Carolina $169,300
Florida $154,360
Oklahoma $170,390
Ohio $158,900
Kentucky $158,770
Colorado $175,710
New Hampshire $160,520
Pennsylvania $162,560
Maine $161,800
Kansas $159,600
South Carolina $164,190
Mississippi $166,390
Nevada $155,790
Alabama $160,480
Utah $156,810
Louisiana $155,780
Missouri $153,610
Texas $159,670
Indiana $153,350
Georgia $146,460
Tennessee $150,780
Arizona $148,780
Idaho $147,960
Puerto Rico $57,280

How much does a Nurse Anesthetist earn?

According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, there is a considerable and huge requirement for CRNAs all over the country. This is majorly because of the boost in the demand of health care services by people of all age groups, the accessibility of care to the masses, and the technological advancements and growth.

Anesthesia care is among the most lucrative nursing specialties. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics 2016-17 Occupational Outlook Handbook, the median national annual salary for CRNAs is $153,780.

Actual salaries may vary greatly based on a variety of factors. Nurse anesthetists work in a variety of settings, from hospitals to pain clinics, and each type of employer pays a different salary. RNs, which includes CRNAs, in hospitals tend to make higher nurse anesthetist salaries than those who work in nursing homes.

The more nursing education an individual has received, the more they increase their nursing salary potential. Nurse anesthetists, who must hold a master's degree and specialized certification to practice, earn some of the highest nursing salaries of any practice area. And as one might expect, a nurse anesthetist's salary goes up as they gain more years of experience as a practicing registered nurse.

The top paying states for nurse anesthetists are:
Nevada - $221,240
Wisconsin - $200,350
Wyoming - $197,310
Maryland - $196,690
District of Columbia - $187,200

How do nurse anesthetist salaries compare to similar careers?

Nurse anesthetists earn 26% more than similar careers in the United States. On average, they make less than prosthodontists but more than health services managers.

Career Median Salary
Prosthodontist salary $177K
Nurse anesthetist salary $168K
Pharmacist salary $126K
Optometrist salary $112K
Nurse practitioner salary $107K
Health services manager salary $100K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)