Nurse anesthetist earnings by seniority

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Nurse anesthetist salary by state

State Name Average Salary
Puerto Rico $61,030
Connecticut $276,540
New Jersey $263,850
Illinois $250,280
Montana $246,370
Washington $244,730
Wisconsin $235,550
California $232,540
Nebraska $232,230
New Hampshire $227,130
Oregon $225,560
New York $225,180
Wyoming $223,680
Massachusetts $219,680
Hawaii $218,750
Michigan $218,240
Minnesota $214,460
North Dakota $208,170
South Carolina $205,820
Maine $202,080
Iowa $201,660
Pennsylvania $195,910
Texas $195,550
West Virginia $195,550
Georgia $195,380
South Dakota $195,380
Kentucky $195,250
North Carolina $195,250
Alaska $184,740
Maryland $180,560
Mississippi $171,400
Delaware $169,140
Missouri $169,000
Indiana $168,450
Louisiana $168,450
Ohio $168,450
Oklahoma $168,450
Tennessee $168,450
Virginia $168,450
Vermont $168,450
New Mexico $168,090
Arizona $166,060
Alabama $165,610
Florida $164,860
Idaho $164,860
Colorado $164,830
District of Columbia $161,650
Utah $156,810
Nevada $155,790
Kansas $154,640
Arkansas $154,580

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 91% more than similar careers in New Jersey.

Career Median Salary
Anesthesiologist assistant salary $129K
Physician assistant salary $129K
Nurse practitioner salary $129K
Health services manager salary $126K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)