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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

29-1151 Nurse Anesthetists

Administer anesthesia, monitor patientís vital signs, and oversee patient recovery from anesthesia. May assist anesthesiologists, surgeons, other physicians, or dentists. Must be registered nurses who have specialized graduate education.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
43,570 3.9 % $87.04 $181,040 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $61.29 $71.20 $84.03 $97.95 (5)
Annual Wage (2) $127,480 $148,110 $174,790 $203,730 (5)


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Offices of Physicians 22,870 0.86 $82.32 $171,220
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 14,420 0.26 $92.97 $193,380
Outpatient Care Centers 1,910 0.20 $108.00 $224,630
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 1,870 0.20 $81.32 $169,140
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 1,410 0.05 $88.50 $184,090

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Offices of Physicians 22,870 0.86 $82.32 $171,220
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 14,420 0.26 $92.97 $193,380
Outpatient Care Centers 1,910 0.20 $108.00 $224,630
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 1,870 0.20 $81.32 $169,140
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 460 0.17 $88.56 $184,200

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Outpatient Care Centers 1,910 0.20 $108.00 $224,630
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 14,420 0.26 $92.97 $193,380
Home Health Care Services 120 0.01 $92.45 $192,300
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 60 (7) $90.71 $188,680
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 460 0.17 $88.56 $184,200


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Texas 4,300 0.35 1.17 $80.30 $167,020
North Carolina 3,190 0.71 2.41 $90.89 $189,060
Tennessee 2,680 0.89 3.00 $75.52 $157,070
Ohio 2,450 0.45 1.52 $88.64 $184,380
Michigan 2,330 0.54 1.81 $93.58 $194,640




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
West Virginia 690 0.98 3.31 $90.66 $188,580
Tennessee 2,680 0.89 3.00 $75.52 $157,070
South Dakota 370 0.86 2.91 $91.77 $190,880
North Carolina 3,190 0.71 2.41 $90.89 $189,060
Minnesota 1,900 0.66 2.22 $92.45 $192,290




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wyoming 50 0.17 0.57 $116.98 $243,310
Montana 60 0.14 0.46 $115.09 $239,380
Oregon 270 0.14 0.48 $112.86 $234,750
Wisconsin 760 0.26 0.89 $112.31 $233,600
California 1,270 0.07 0.25 $109.28 $227,290





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 1,620 0.17 0.57 $99.40 $206,740
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,430 0.47 1.58 $82.87 $172,370
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,360 0.69 2.32 $89.27 $185,680
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 1,340 0.51 1.71 $82.61 $171,820
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 1,320 1.32 4.45 $74.03 $153,980
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 1,190 0.95 3.22 $99.83 $207,650
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 1,180 0.25 0.85 $89.61 $186,380
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 1,140 0.58 1.95 $87.71 $182,440
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 710 0.68 2.30 $77.85 $161,930
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 640 1.02 3.42 $79.19 $164,720




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Morgantown, WV 220 3.42 11.52 $98.10 $204,040
Charleston, WV 170 1.57 5.30 $101.91 $211,960
Columbia, MO 140 1.49 5.01 $89.66 $186,500
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 1,320 1.32 4.45 $74.03 $153,980
Sioux Falls, SD 210 1.31 4.42 $95.23 $198,080
Huntsville, AL 290 1.26 4.24 $71.82 $149,380
Tyler, TX 130 1.23 4.15 $92.53 $192,450
Dothan, AL 70 1.21 4.09 $79.74 $165,850
Charleston-North Charleston, SC 410 1.15 3.88 $79.62 $165,620
Jackson, TN 70 1.13 3.81 $90.03 $187,260




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Toledo, OH (8) (8) (8) $128.01 $266,260
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 260 0.10 0.35 $122.53 $254,860
Columbus, GA-AL (8) (8) (8) $119.01 $247,540
Vallejo-Fairfield, CA 80 0.53 1.79 $115.78 $240,820
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 120 0.12 0.40 $113.65 $236,400
Duluth, MN-WI 80 0.66 2.22 $112.57 $234,140
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 170 0.14 0.46 $107.78 $224,170
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 190 0.22 0.74 $105.70 $219,850
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 420 0.07 0.23 $104.55 $217,450
Rochester, MN (8) (8) (8) $103.62 $215,540

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Piedmont North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 80 0.32 1.09 $103.45 $215,170
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 80 0.40 1.34 $110.74 $230,340
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 80 0.48 1.63 $104.85 $218,090
Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 80 0.62 2.10 $82.95 $172,530
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 70 0.49 1.66 $92.15 $191,680

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
West Central-Southwest New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 70 0.68 2.28 $94.03 $195,590
Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 80 0.62 2.10 $82.95 $172,530
Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 50 0.60 2.04 $90.97 $189,210
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 70 0.49 1.66 $92.15 $191,680
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 80 0.48 1.63 $104.85 $218,090

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $137.87 $286,770
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 30 0.17 0.59 $125.29 $260,590
Northeastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $125.10 $260,220
Mountain North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 40 0.30 1.00 $116.80 $242,940
East Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 30 0.27 0.90 $111.57 $232,070


About May 2019 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(5) This wage is equal to or greater than $100.00 per hour or $208,000 per year.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2019 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: July 6, 2020