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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

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)
43,950 4.7 % $ 97.34 $ 202,470 1.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for Nurse Anesthetists:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 63.38 $ 79.26 $ 94.04 (5) (5)
Annual Wage (2) $ 131,840 $ 164,860 $ 195,610 (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 23,270 0.86 $ 93.39 $ 194,240
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 13,990 0.25 $ 102.09 $ 212,340
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 2,670 0.27 $ 86.17 $ 179,220
Outpatient Care Centers 2,260 0.23 $ 122.20 $ 254,180
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 960 0.03 $ 96.32 $ 200,340

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 23,270 0.86 $ 93.39 $ 194,240
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 2,670 0.27 $ 86.17 $ 179,220
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 13,990 0.25 $ 102.09 $ 212,340
Outpatient Care Centers 2,260 0.23 $ 122.20 $ 254,180
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 440 0.16 $ 105.55 $ 219,540

Top paying industries for Nurse Anesthetists:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Outpatient Care Centers 2,260 0.23 $ 122.20 $ 254,180
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 440 0.16 $ 105.55 $ 219,540
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 13,990 0.25 $ 102.09 $ 212,340
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 960 0.03 $ 96.32 $ 200,340
Offices of Physicians 23,270 0.86 $ 93.39 $ 194,240


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 2021


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 3,920 0.32 1.03 $ 94.97 $ 197,540
Florida 3,310 0.38 1.23 $ 82.19 $ 170,950
Minnesota 2,890 1.06 3.39 $ 103.11 $ 214,460
Ohio 2,810 0.54 1.73 $ 90.10 $ 187,410
New York 2,130 0.25 0.79 $ 108.26 $ 225,180


Map of location quotient of nurse anesthetists by state, May 2021


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)
Minnesota 2,890 1.06 3.39 $ 103.11 $ 214,460
South Dakota 400 0.96 3.06 $ 95.05 $ 197,710
Tennessee 2,050 0.69 2.20 $ 84.62 $ 176,020
Alabama 1,290 0.67 2.15 $ 90.79 $ 188,840
Missouri 1,830 0.67 2.15 $ 92.46 $ 192,320


Map of annual mean wages of nurse anesthetists by state, May 2021


Top paying states for Nurse Anesthetists:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 120 0.41 1.31 (5) (5)
Connecticut 430 0.28 0.89 $ 132.95 $ 276,540
New Jersey 1,460 0.38 1.21 $ 126.85 $ 263,850
Illinois 1,140 0.20 0.65 $ 120.33 $ 250,280
West Virginia 320 0.49 1.56 $ 119.06 $ 247,650



Map of employment of nurse anesthetists by area, May 2021


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)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 2,420 0.28 0.90 $ 119.16 $ 247,850
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,380 0.48 1.52 $ 98.07 $ 203,990
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,310 0.72 2.30 $ 101.63 $ 211,390
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 1,250 0.35 1.11 $ 95.31 $ 198,250
Rochester, MN 1,080 9.36 29.99 $ 105.30 $ 219,030
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 940 0.52 1.67 $ 104.12 $ 216,570
St. Louis, MO-IL 710 0.55 1.78 $ 86.15 $ 179,190
Kansas City, MO-KS 710 0.70 2.23 $ 84.64 $ 176,050
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 680 0.12 0.38 $ 107.70 $ 224,010
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 620 0.15 0.47 $ 112.50 $ 233,990


Map of location quotient of nurse anesthetists by area, May 2021


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)
Rochester, MN 1,080 9.36 29.99 $ 105.30 $ 219,030
Jackson, TN 130 2.03 6.50 $ 89.12 $ 185,360
Springfield, MO 390 1.87 5.99 (8) (8)
Rapid City, SD 110 1.63 5.23 $ 96.75 $ 201,250
Lima, OH 80 1.57 5.04 $ 92.40 $ 192,180
Dothan, AL 80 1.49 4.78 $ 95.29 $ 198,200
Sioux Falls, SD 200 1.30 4.16 $ 91.09 $ 189,470
Ann Arbor, MI 250 1.23 3.95 $ 133.08 $ 276,810
Knoxville, TN 460 1.19 3.83 $ 89.68 $ 186,530
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 560 1.16 3.71 $ 95.83 $ 199,320


Map of annual mean wages of nurse anesthetists by area, May 2021


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)
Fairbanks, AK 40 1.13 3.63 (5) (5)
Green Bay, WI 50 0.33 1.05 (5) (5)
Madison, WI 110 0.30 0.95 (5) (5)
Wausau, WI (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
Springfield, IL 100 1.08 3.45 $ 143.70 $ 298,890
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 190 0.12 0.40 $ 136.32 $ 283,550
Ann Arbor, MI 250 1.23 3.95 $ 133.08 $ 276,810
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT (8) (8) (8) $ 131.28 $ 273,060
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 160 0.16 0.52 $ 126.23 $ 262,560
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 2,420 0.28 0.90 $ 119.16 $ 247,850

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)
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 180 0.83 2.65 $ 94.60 $ 196,770
Eastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 140 1.06 3.40 $ 110.02 $ 228,850
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 140 0.56 1.81 $ 103.58 $ 215,450
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 110 0.61 1.95 $ 101.71 $ 211,560
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 110 0.70 2.25 $ 106.58 $ 221,680

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)
Eastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 140 1.06 3.40 $ 110.02 $ 228,850
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 180 0.83 2.65 $ 94.60 $ 196,770
West Central-Southwest New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 70 0.76 2.44 $ 100.98 $ 210,030
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 110 0.70 2.25 $ 106.58 $ 221,680
Southwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 60 0.63 2.02 $ 90.68 $ 188,610

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)
Mountain North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 40 0.33 1.06 $ 149.09 $ 310,100
Northern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 40 0.28 0.89 $ 132.29 $ 275,160
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 30 0.26 0.83 $ 125.83 $ 261,730
South Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 80 0.53 1.69 $ 125.04 $ 260,090
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 60 0.38 1.20 $ 122.94 $ 255,700


About May 2021 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 OEWS estimates and related information:

May 2021 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2022