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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2023

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 Nurse Anesthetists
Industry profile for Nurse Anesthetists
Geographic profile for Nurse Anesthetists

National estimates for Nurse Anesthetists:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Nurse Anesthetists:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
47,810 3.8 % $ 102.98 $ 214,200 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for Nurse Anesthetists:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 67.30 $ 86.94 $ 102.24 (5) (5)
Annual Wage (2) $ 139,980 $ 180,840 $ 212,650 (5) (5)


Industry profile for Nurse Anesthetists:

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

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Nurse Anesthetists:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Offices of Physicians 24,830 0.87 $ 99.82 $ 207,630
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 14,410 0.25 $ 110.65 $ 230,150
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 2,690 0.24 $ 73.33 $ 152,530
Outpatient Care Centers 2,380 0.22 $ 126.91 $ 263,960
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 900 0.03 $ 91.55 $ 190,420

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Nurse Anesthetists:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Offices of Physicians 24,830 0.87 $ 99.82 $ 207,630
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 14,410 0.25 $ 110.65 $ 230,150
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 2,690 0.24 $ 73.33 $ 152,530
Outpatient Care Centers 2,380 0.22 $ 126.91 $ 263,960
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 530 0.18 $ 110.57 $ 229,980

Top paying industries for Nurse Anesthetists:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Outpatient Care Centers 2,380 0.22 $ 126.91 $ 263,960
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 14,410 0.25 $ 110.65 $ 230,150
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 530 0.18 $ 110.57 $ 229,980
Home Health Care Services (8) (8) $ 103.87 $ 216,040
Offices of Physicians 24,830 0.87 $ 99.82 $ 207,630


Geographic profile for Nurse Anesthetists:

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



Map of employment of nurse anesthetists by state, May 2023


States with the highest employment level in Nurse Anesthetists:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Texas 5,390 0.40 1.26 $ 103.98 $ 216,280
Florida 3,740 0.39 1.24 $ 85.07 $ 176,950
Ohio 3,150 0.58 1.83 $ 101.33 $ 210,760
Tennessee 2,950 0.92 2.91 $ 93.65 $ 194,790
Pennsylvania 2,900 0.49 1.55 $ 100.91 $ 209,890


Map of location quotient of nurse anesthetists by state, May 2023


States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Nurse Anesthetists:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Tennessee 2,950 0.92 2.91 $ 93.65 $ 194,790
South Dakota 360 0.81 2.57 $ 101.49 $ 211,090
Minnesota 2,320 0.81 2.56 $ 106.56 $ 221,650
West Virginia 470 0.69 2.19 $ 111.74 $ 232,410
Maine 390 0.63 2.01 $ 109.27 $ 227,270


Map of annual mean wages of nurse anesthetists by state, May 2023


Top paying states for Nurse Anesthetists:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Illinois 1,330 0.22 0.70 $ 135.21 $ 281,240
Massachusetts 670 0.18 0.58 $ 131.01 $ 272,510
Montana 80 0.15 0.49 $ 123.30 $ 256,460
New York 1,130 0.12 0.38 $ 123.15 $ 256,160
Vermont 50 0.16 0.50 $ 122.50 $ 254,790



Map of employment of nurse anesthetists by area, May 2023


Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Nurse Anesthetists:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 1,980 0.50 1.58 $ 105.79 $ 220,050
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,760 0.55 1.76 $ 102.74 $ 213,700
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 1,670 1.18 3.76 $ 74.57 $ 155,100
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,480 0.77 2.46 $ 107.69 $ 224,000
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 1,410 0.15 0.47 $ 126.30 $ 262,710
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 960 0.89 2.84 $ 93.58 $ 194,650
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 960 0.34 1.07 $ 104.58 $ 217,520
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 820 0.76 2.41 $ 100.68 $ 209,420
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 820 0.18 0.58 $ 130.59 $ 271,620
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 750 0.39 1.25 $ 107.45 $ 223,490


Map of location quotient of nurse anesthetists by area, May 2023


Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Nurse Anesthetists:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Charleston, WV 260 2.56 8.13 $ 109.71 $ 228,210
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 610 1.83 5.81 $ 97.34 $ 202,470
Dothan, AL 110 1.79 5.68 $ 90.34 $ 187,900
Knoxville, TN 620 1.51 4.80 $ 99.29 $ 206,510
Bangor, ME 90 1.39 4.42 $ 95.77 $ 199,200
Saginaw, MI 110 1.36 4.33 $ 116.36 $ 242,020
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 640 1.26 4.02 $ 76.66 $ 159,450
Chattanooga, TN-GA 330 1.26 3.99 $ 94.30 $ 196,140
Longview, TX 120 1.24 3.94 $ 87.69 $ 182,390
Canton-Massillon, OH 200 1.23 3.90 $ 91.79 $ 190,930


Map of annual mean wages of nurse anesthetists by area, May 2023


Top paying metropolitan areas for Nurse Anesthetists:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Peoria, IL 80 0.49 1.56 (5) (5)
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 110 0.07 0.23 $ 141.44 $ 294,180
Carbondale-Marion, IL 50 0.91 2.90 $ 137.94 $ 286,920
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 540 0.19 0.62 $ 136.80 $ 284,550
Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC 60 0.14 0.45 $ 132.80 $ 276,230
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 820 0.18 0.58 $ 130.59 $ 271,620
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 460 0.19 0.61 $ 129.86 $ 270,110
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 120 0.11 0.35 $ 128.79 $ 267,880
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 1,410 0.15 0.47 $ 126.30 $ 262,710
Fort Collins, CO (8) (8) (8) $ 122.88 $ 255,590

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Nurse Anesthetists:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 130 0.93 2.94 $ 107.25 $ 223,070
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 120 0.63 1.99 $ 106.22 $ 220,930
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 110 0.27 0.87 $ 72.01 $ 149,770
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 100 0.39 1.23 $ 113.54 $ 236,150
Northern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 90 0.59 1.88 $ 108.19 $ 225,020

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Nurse Anesthetists:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 130 0.93 2.94 $ 107.25 $ 223,070
Eastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 80 0.63 2.00 $ 110.99 $ 230,870
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 120 0.63 1.99 $ 106.22 $ 220,930
Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 70 0.60 1.91 $ 99.67 $ 207,310
Northern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 90 0.59 1.88 $ 108.19 $ 225,020

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Nurse Anesthetists:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 60 0.40 1.26 $ 141.17 $ 293,630
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 30 0.21 0.67 $ 125.85 $ 261,760
Western Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 30 0.23 0.74 $ 124.63 $ 259,240
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area 50 0.30 0.94 $ 122.44 $ 254,680
Coast Oregon nonmetropolitan area 30 0.27 0.87 $ 122.35 $ 254,500


About May 2023 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 $115.00 per hour or $239,200 per year.

(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 OEWS estimates and related information:

May 2023 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2023 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2023 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2023 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2023 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: April 3, 2024