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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

29-1151 Nurse Anesthetists

Administer anesthesia, monitor patient's 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)
43,520 3.7 % $84.03 $174,790 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $56.16 $69.17 $80.75 $95.42 (5)
Annual Wage (2) $116,820 $143,870 $167,950 $198,470 (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 23,890 0.92 $80.84 $168,140
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 13,320 0.24 $89.90 $187,000
Outpatient Care Centers 2,050 0.22 $93.54 $194,570
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 1,890 0.21 $79.88 $166,140
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 1,220 0.04 $77.33 $160,850

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 23,890 0.92 $80.84 $168,140
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 13,320 0.24 $89.90 $187,000
Outpatient Care Centers 2,050 0.22 $93.54 $194,570
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 1,890 0.21 $79.88 $166,140
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 380 0.15 $87.11 $181,190

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Outpatient Care Centers 2,050 0.22 $93.54 $194,570
Home Health Care Services 140 0.01 $91.84 $191,030
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 60 (7) $90.30 $187,830
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 13,320 0.24 $89.90 $187,000
Employment Services 180 (7) $88.97 $185,050


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 6,140 0.51 1.69 $76.21 $158,510
North Carolina 3,050 0.70 2.31 $85.70 $178,250
Ohio 2,500 0.46 1.54 $83.84 $174,380
Michigan 2,250 0.52 1.73 $86.81 $180,560
Tennessee 2,190 0.74 2.47 $72.54 $150,880




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)
South Dakota 390 0.92 3.05 $90.56 $188,360
Idaho 620 0.87 2.90 $68.88 $143,270
Tennessee 2,190 0.74 2.47 $72.54 $150,880
North Carolina 3,050 0.70 2.31 $85.70 $178,250
Minnesota 1,920 0.67 2.22 $90.45 $188,130




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Montana 60 0.12 0.41 $118.45 $246,370
California 1,180 0.07 0.23 $102.03 $212,210
Iowa 320 0.21 0.69 $100.54 $209,130
Oregon 320 0.17 0.56 $98.91 $205,730
Wisconsin 680 0.24 0.80 $98.47 $204,820





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)
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 2,020 0.68 2.25 $77.92 $162,070
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 1,620 0.45 1.51 $78.95 $164,210
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,440 0.74 2.45 $87.99 $183,030
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 1,280 0.13 0.45 $93.08 $193,600
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 1,210 0.61 2.04 $82.47 $171,540
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 1,210 0.26 0.87 $85.00 $176,790
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 960 0.99 3.29 $71.05 $147,770
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 820 0.80 2.65 $70.11 $145,820
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 800 0.66 2.19 $96.86 $201,460
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 690 0.24 0.81 $85.15 $177,120




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)
Boise City, ID 570 1.78 5.91 $68.19 $141,830
Midland, MI 60 1.69 5.61 $92.50 $192,390
Asheville, NC 320 1.67 5.55 $73.61 $153,110
Columbia, MO 150 1.61 5.37 $75.41 $156,850
Charleston, WV 170 1.56 5.20 $92.53 $192,450
Dothan, AL 90 1.53 5.09 $80.35 $167,120
Sioux Falls, SD 200 1.30 4.32 $95.51 $198,650
Knoxville, TN 490 1.27 4.21 $72.29 $150,370
Tyler, TX 120 1.23 4.08 $90.73 $188,720
Jackson, TN 80 1.21 4.04 $87.56 $182,120




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)
Akron, OH (8) (8) (8) $137.24 $285,460
Columbus, GA-AL (8) (8) (8) $117.47 $244,330
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL (8) (8) (8) $117.14 $243,660
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 280 0.11 0.38 $116.77 $242,890
Vallejo-Fairfield, CA 110 0.78 2.59 $114.07 $237,260
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 120 0.12 0.41 $112.47 $233,940
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 210 0.16 0.52 $104.75 $217,880
Green Bay, WI 40 0.22 0.73 $103.94 $216,200
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI (8) (8) (8) $101.49 $211,100
Lansing-East Lansing, MI 90 0.44 1.46 $101.01 $210,100

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)
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 110 0.27 0.91 $84.53 $175,820
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area 90 0.57 1.89 $92.64 $192,700
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 90 0.46 1.52 $106.77 $222,070
Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 80 0.67 2.23 $95.29 $198,200
East South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 70 0.57 1.89 $81.59 $169,720

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 0.67 2.22 $82.42 $171,440
Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 80 0.67 2.23 $95.29 $198,200
East South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 70 0.57 1.89 $81.59 $169,720
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area 90 0.57 1.89 $92.64 $192,700
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 90 0.46 1.52 $106.77 $222,070

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) $138.08 $287,210
Western Washington nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $121.18 $252,060
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 40 0.19 0.62 $112.37 $233,730
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 90 0.46 1.52 $106.77 $222,070
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $104.87 $218,120


About May 2018 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 2018 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2019