Nurse Anesthetist CRNA Salary

How much do Nurse Anesthetists make today? This page will show all the information you need about a Nurse Anesthetist CRNA salary scale – average salaries, highest paid cities, states and industries. For a more detailed breakdown of the figures for any particular state – you can go to the Nurse Salary by State page. Here you can get an in depth look at Your own state figures.

Clearing up the names – a Nurse Anesthetist NA, can also be referred to as a CRNA a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist salary, also a Certified Nurse Anesthetist or a Nurse Anesthesiologist salary. All just different ways of asking the same questions about wages!

We also have a main Nurse Anesthetist Guide – lots of information for anyone considering becoming a CRNA and now a detailed guide for Nurse Anesthetist Training programs.

Similar in ways to Nurse Practitioners – CRNA’s are APRN’s Advanced Practice Registered Nurses who have taken advanced degrees – specializing in anesthesia and tested and certified by the National Boards of Certification and Recertification of Nurse Anesthetists (NBCRNA).

The U.S. Average Nurse Anesthetist Salary is $169,450

The latest figures show that the average annual salary for a CRNA working in the United States is around $169,450 which works out as $81.47 per hour, $3,258 per week and $14,120 per month. Nurse Anesthetist wage scales are amongst the highest paid to nurses in the US – thanks in part to the level of training they have to go through and the responsibility their duties entail.

A Registered Nurse can expect an average salary of $73,550 compared to a CRNA salary of $169,450

The table below shows how this compares to the national average wage.

Hourly WageWeekly WageMonthly SalaryAnnual Salary
Nurse Anesthetist CRNA Average Salary$81.47$3,258$14,120$169,450
U.S. National Average Salary$24.34$973$4,218$50,620

Salary Range

Average earnings for a Nurse Anesthetist can vary from state to state and according to experience, service and further education. They are also employed across a variety of “industries” and sectors with a varied degree of responsibility – all has an influence on the salaries. Also take into consideration the starting salary for a Nurse Anesthetist – using the lower payscales below give a good guideline to follow.

The chart below gives you a good idea of the range between the 10th percentile and the 90th percentile. This is just a clever way of saying the difference between the top and bottom earners in this specialty.

 

 

Highest Paid States for a Nurse Anesthetist

Variation in wages across the states can be explained by supply and demand influences and by costs of living in the state. Usually the states with a high cost of living – housing etc. – will have higher average wages across all nursing related careers.

The highest paid states for a CRNA are Montana $252,460, Wyoming $250,610 and California $217,230 – great news if you live there! Again, Nurse Anesthetists are one of the highest paid nursing careers available.

The lowest paid are Arizona $139,500, Georgia $145,210 and Idaho $145,910.

StateEmployment NumbersHourly WageAnnual Salary
Nurse Anesthetist CRNA Salary in New Jersey250--
Nurse Anesthetist CRNA Salary in Montana60$121.38$252,460
Nurse Anesthetist CRNA Salary in Wyoming40$120.49$250,610
Nurse Anesthetist CRNA Salary in California1460$104.44$217,230
Nurse Anesthetist CRNA Salary in Oregon270$99.75$207,480
Nurse Anesthetist CRNA Salary in Iowa280$95.26$198,140
Nurse Anesthetist CRNA Salary in Nevada-$94.58$196,730
Nurse Anesthetist CRNA Salary in Hawaii90$94.54$196,640
Nurse Anesthetist CRNA Salary in North Dakota150$93.55$194,570
Nurse Anesthetist CRNA Salary in Washington660$93.31$194,080
Nurse Anesthetist CRNA Salary in Virginia810$92.99$193,410
Nurse Anesthetist CRNA Salary in Massachusetts1190$92.86$193,140
Nurse Anesthetist CRNA Salary in Wisconsin640$92.18$191,730
Nurse Anesthetist CRNA Salary in Michigan2120$90.66$188,580
Nurse Anesthetist CRNA Salary in West Virginia490$89.84$186,870
Nurse Anesthetist CRNA Salary in Nebraska300$89.54$186,250
Nurse Anesthetist CRNA Salary in Kentucky1040$88.96$185,040
Nurse Anesthetist CRNA Salary in South Dakota330$88.85$184,810
Nurse Anesthetist CRNA Salary in Alaska60$88.48$184,040
Nurse Anesthetist CRNA Salary in New York1660$87.18$181,340
Nurse Anesthetist CRNA Salary in Minnesota2000$86.75$180,430
Nurse Anesthetist CRNA Salary in Delaware160$83.94$174,590
Nurse Anesthetist CRNA Salary in Florida1640$82.94$172,500
Nurse Anesthetist CRNA Salary in North Carolina2340$82.23$171,040
Nurse Anesthetist CRNA Salary in Maryland460$81.33$169,160
Nurse Anesthetist CRNA Salary in Connecticut630$80.73$167,920
Nurse Anesthetist CRNA Salary in Alabama1400$80.26$166,950
Nurse Anesthetist CRNA Salary in Oklahoma330$79.56$165,490
Nurse Anesthetist CRNA Salary in Illinois1410$79.23$164,790
Nurse Anesthetist CRNA Salary in Kansas390$78.69$163,670
Nurse Anesthetist CRNA Salary in Pennsylvania2360$78.35$162,980
Nurse Anesthetist CRNA Salary in Arkansas350$77.74$161,690
Nurse Anesthetist CRNA Salary in Indiana520$77.68$161,570
Nurse Anesthetist CRNA Salary in South Carolina820$77.19$160,550
Nurse Anesthetist CRNA Salary in New Hampshire240$77.10$160,370
Nurse Anesthetist CRNA Salary in Maine380$76.67$159,480
Nurse Anesthetist CRNA Salary in Mississippi450$76.65$159,430
Nurse Anesthetist CRNA Salary in Ohio2540$76.44$159,000
Nurse Anesthetist CRNA Salary in Utah120$75.46$156,960
Nurse Anesthetist CRNA Salary in Texas5770$73.32$152,510
Nurse Anesthetist CRNA Salary in Colorado380$73.19$152,240
Nurse Anesthetist CRNA Salary in Missouri1110$72.92$151,680
Nurse Anesthetist CRNA Salary in New Mexico40$72.53$150,860
Nurse Anesthetist CRNA Salary in Tennessee2280$70.76$147,180
Nurse Anesthetist CRNA Salary in Louisiana680$70.72$147,090
Nurse Anesthetist CRNA Salary in Idaho440$70.15$145,910
Nurse Anesthetist CRNA Salary in Georgia1010$69.81$145,210
Nurse Anesthetist CRNA Salary in Arizona-$67.07$139,500
Nurse Anesthetist CRNA Salary in Puerto Rico370$28.92$60,160

Highest Paying Cities or Metropolitan Areas

San Francisco tops the tables for the highest CRNA salaries – Providence RI comes second in this years salary data. As always California metropolitan areas / cities are great for Nurse Anesthetists to earn the most.

Metropolitan AreaEmployment NumbersHourly WageAnnual Salary
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco CA60$117.01$243,390
Providence-Warwick RI270$114.44$238,030
San Diego-Carlsbad CA140$114.40$237,960
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward CA340$110.92$230,700
Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley CA240$110.72$230,290
Spokane-Spokane Valley WA-$109.47$227,700
Vallejo-Fairfield CA120$107.43$223,460
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade CA130$104.36$217,070
Wheeling WV70$98.68$205,250
Akron OH200$97.97$203,790

Highest Paid Non-Metropolitan Areas for Nurse Anesthetists

Non Metropolitan AreaEmployment NumbersHourly WageAnnual Salary
Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area-$138.84$288,780
S Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area30$121.75$253,240
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area40$105.61$219,660
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area-$104.36$217,070
Western Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area-$103.68$215,660
NW Minnesota nonmetropolitan area60$102.27$212,720
SE Minnesota nonmetropolitan area50$100.35$208,720
NE Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area60$97.63$203,080
Balance of Low Peninsula Michigan nonmetro area40$95.00$197,600
SW Minnesota nonmetropolitan area40$94.88$197,340

Number of CRNA’s Employed in the United States

The total number of Nurse Anesthetist’s employed in the U.S. stands at 42,620. This is a relatively small and specialist group of nursing professionals – but the numbers are rising. The chart below lists the top ten states by employment numbers.

 

 

Highest Paying Industries

CRNA’s or Nurse Anesthetist’s are employed across a range of industries – not only in hospitals, but in a growing number of outpatient care, community and government environments. As healthcare needs change NA’s are providing essential services and are often sole care providers in more isolated communities due to their high level of training.

IndustryHourly WageAnnual Wage
Outpatient Care Centers$93.48$194,440
Specialty hospitals - State government owned$92.21$191,800
Hospitals - State government owned$92.15$191,670
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - State government owned$92.14$191,660
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned$88.55$184,180
Hospitals - Local government owned$88.54$184,150
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Local government owned$88.54$184,150
Local Government, including schools and hospitals$88.52$184,120
Hospitals - Privately owned$88.45$183,970
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals$86.02$178,920

Nurse Anesthetist Career Outlook

Career prospects are exciting for any prospective Nurse Anesthetist with expected growth of 31% (all careers growth is estimated at 11%). According to the projections from the Bureau of Labor Statistics by 2022 there will be an increase in numbers of 13,200 – bringing the total to around 57,000 CRNA jobs.

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