Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
42,620 3.5 % $81.47 $169,450 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $53.13 $67.67 $79.38 $93.75 (5)
Annual Wage (2) $110,520 $140,750 $165,120 $194,990 (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 22,720 0.89 $78.09 $162,430
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 12,820 0.23 $88.75 $184,590
Outpatient Care Centers 1,990 0.23 $93.48 $194,440
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 1,750 0.20 $76.55 $159,230
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 1,140 0.04 $71.26 $148,210

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 22,720 0.89 $78.09 $162,430
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 12,820 0.23 $88.75 $184,590
Outpatient Care Centers 1,990 0.23 $93.48 $194,440
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 1,750 0.20 $76.55 $159,230
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 1,000 0.05 $81.05 $168,580

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Outpatient Care Centers 1,990 0.23 $93.48 $194,440
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 12,820 0.23 $88.75 $184,590
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals (8) (8) $86.02 $178,920
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 1,000 0.05 $81.05 $168,580
Offices of Physicians 22,720 0.89 $78.09 $162,430


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 5,770 0.49 1.62 $73.32 $152,510
Ohio 2,540 0.47 1.58 $76.44 $159,000
Pennsylvania 2,360 0.41 1.37 $78.35 $162,980
North Carolina 2,340 0.54 1.82 $82.23 $171,040
Tennessee 2,280 0.78 2.61 $70.76 $147,180




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 330 0.79 2.63 $88.85 $184,810
Tennessee 2,280 0.78 2.61 $70.76 $147,180
Alabama 1,400 0.73 2.44 $80.26 $166,950
West Virginia 490 0.72 2.40 $89.84 $186,870
Minnesota 2,000 0.70 2.36 $86.75 $180,430




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 0.13 0.44 $121.38 $252,460
Wyoming 40 0.14 0.45 $120.49 $250,610
California 1,460 0.09 0.29 $104.44 $217,230
Oregon 270 0.14 0.48 $99.75 $207,480
Iowa 280 0.18 0.61 $95.26 $198,140



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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 2,060 0.70 2.35 $76.22 $158,540
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,380 0.71 2.38 $83.04 $172,710
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 1,110 1.18 3.94 $69.69 $144,950
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 930 0.25 0.85 (8) (8)
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 760 0.41 1.38 $82.07 $170,710
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 710 0.11 0.36 $91.30 $189,910
Detroit-Dearborn-Livonia, MI Metropolitan Division 630 0.85 2.85 $90.36 $187,950
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 610 0.52 1.73 $86.65 $180,220
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 610 0.59 1.99 $70.44 $146,510
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 580 0.45 1.52 $92.88 $193,190


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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)
Brownsville-Harlingen, TX 370 2.66 8.88 $44.19 $91,910
Rochester, MN 300 2.62 8.76 $94.18 $195,890
Columbia, MO 170 1.84 6.17 $74.89 $155,770
Midland, MI 60 1.77 5.92 $90.77 $188,810
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA 320 1.51 5.05 $70.50 $146,650
Charleston, WV 160 1.46 4.87 $90.06 $187,320
Knoxville, TN 520 1.38 4.61 $72.96 $151,760
Rapid City, SD 80 1.28 4.28 $84.28 $175,300
Boise City, ID 380 1.24 4.14 $67.13 $139,620
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 1,110 1.18 3.94 $69.69 $144,950


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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)
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 60 0.06 0.19 $117.01 $243,390
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 270 0.48 1.59 $114.44 $238,030
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 140 0.10 0.33 $114.40 $237,960
Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley, CA Metropolitan Division 240 0.21 0.71 $110.72 $230,290
Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA (8) (8) (8) $109.47 $227,700
Vallejo-Fairfield, CA 120 0.90 3.00 $107.43 $223,460
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 130 0.14 0.46 $104.36 $217,070
Wheeling, WV-OH 70 1.13 3.77 $98.68 $205,250
Akron, OH 200 0.62 2.06 $97.97 $203,790
Toledo, OH (8) (8) (8) $97.07 $201,910

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)
East Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 170 1.68 5.60 $85.24 $177,310
Piedmont North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 150 0.59 1.96 $91.75 $190,830
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area 100 0.61 2.03 $90.78 $188,810
Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 90 0.74 2.47 $93.60 $194,690
Southeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 70 0.46 1.54 $53.54 $111,370

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)
East Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 170 1.68 5.60 $85.24 $177,310
West Central New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 60 0.95 3.18 $78.64 $163,570
Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 90 0.74 2.47 $93.60 $194,690
Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 50 0.68 2.27 $92.21 $191,810
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area 100 0.61 2.03 $90.78 $188,810

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) $138.84 $288,780
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 30 0.15 0.49 $121.75 $253,240
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 40 0.19 0.63 $105.61 $219,660
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $104.36 $217,070
Western Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $103.68 $215,660


About May 2017 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.

(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 2017 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2018