Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
39,860 3.7 % $78.86 $164,030 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $51.91 $66.25 $77.05 $91.29 (5)
Annual Wage (2) $107,960 $137,800 $160,270 $189,880 (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 21,460 0.85 $76.56 $159,250
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 11,850 0.22 $84.12 $174,980
Outpatient Care Centers 1,820 0.22 $87.41 $181,800
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 1,650 0.20 $72.72 $151,250
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 980 0.05 $78.17 $162,590

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 21,460 0.85 $76.56 $159,250
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 11,850 0.22 $84.12 $174,980
Outpatient Care Centers 1,820 0.22 $87.41 $181,800
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 1,650 0.20 $72.72 $151,250
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 350 0.14 $84.52 $175,800

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Outpatient Care Centers 1,820 0.22 $87.41 $181,800
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 350 0.14 $84.52 $175,800
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 11,850 0.22 $84.12 $174,980
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 980 0.05 $78.17 $162,590
Offices of Physicians 21,460 0.85 $76.56 $159,250


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 4,700 0.40 1.41 $73.40 $152,670
Ohio 2,510 0.47 1.65 $75.39 $156,820
North Carolina 2,440 0.58 2.03 $79.17 $164,670
Pennsylvania 2,310 0.40 1.41 $76.78 $159,700
Florida 2,030 0.25 0.87 $78.54 $163,370




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)
Alabama 1,770 0.93 3.26 $75.99 $158,060
Idaho 560 0.84 2.95 $74.35 $154,650
West Virginia 560 0.81 2.84 $84.67 $176,110
South Dakota 320 0.78 2.74 $85.99 $178,870
Kentucky 1,230 0.66 2.32 $87.08 $181,120




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Montana 70 0.14 0.51 $116.42 $242,140
Wyoming 40 0.14 0.48 $112.21 $233,400
California 1,340 0.08 0.30 $103.62 $215,530
Oregon 290 0.16 0.58 $96.08 $199,860
Nevada (8) (8) (8) $92.47 $192,330





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 2,040 0.70 2.45 $75.61 $157,280
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,200 0.63 2.21 $85.04 $176,880
Pittsburgh, PA 770 0.68 2.38 $72.13 $150,040
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 690 0.38 1.35 $69.39 $144,340
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 680 1.35 4.75 $75.28 $156,590
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 660 0.64 2.26 $75.98 $158,040
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 610 0.09 0.32 $82.66 $171,920
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 600 0.65 2.31 $71.27 $148,240
Detroit-Dearborn-Livonia, MI Metropolitan Division 600 0.83 2.93 $89.01 $185,150
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 580 0.46 1.62 $88.28 $183,620




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)
Rochester, MN 320 2.77 9.76 $88.72 $184,540
Mobile, AL 350 2.05 7.22 $78.25 $162,750
Charleston, WV 200 1.74 6.12 $82.49 $171,580
Midland, MI 60 1.66 5.86 $96.39 $200,490
Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH 200 1.54 5.41 $81.48 $169,470
Houma-Thibodaux, LA 140 1.51 5.32 $56.77 $118,090
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA 320 1.47 5.18 $68.24 $141,940
Boise City, ID 420 1.43 5.03 $70.54 $146,720
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 510 1.43 5.04 $71.01 $147,700
Rapid City, SD 90 1.38 4.87 $79.89 $166,170




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 Diego-Carlsbad, CA 130 0.09 0.33 $116.19 $241,670
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA (8) (8) (8) $114.84 $238,860
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 90 0.09 0.31 $107.84 $224,310
Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA (8) (8) (8) $106.60 $221,720
Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley, CA Metropolitan Division 190 0.17 0.60 $105.31 $219,050
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 60 0.07 0.23 $105.03 $218,460
Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN (8) (8) (8) $104.64 $217,660
Vallejo-Fairfield, CA 120 0.93 3.28 $102.92 $214,070
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 250 0.44 1.53 $102.73 $213,670
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 40 0.02 0.08 $101.64 $211,420

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)
Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 200 1.67 5.89 (8) (8)
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 130 0.70 2.45 $80.59 $167,640
Piedmont North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 120 0.48 1.71 $92.16 $191,700
Southeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 60 0.42 1.49 $63.20 $131,460
Northeastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 60 0.31 1.09 $98.13 $204,100

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)
Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 200 1.67 5.89 (8) (8)
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 130 0.70 2.45 $80.59 $167,640
Piedmont North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 120 0.48 1.71 $92.16 $191,700
North Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 50 0.46 1.62 $88.44 $183,950
Northeast Maine nonmetropolitan area 30 0.46 1.63 $105.34 $219,110

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)
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 30 0.17 0.59 $120.32 $250,270
Panhandle of Idaho nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $108.30 $225,270
Northeast Maine nonmetropolitan area 30 0.46 1.63 $105.34 $219,110
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $101.67 $211,470
Northeastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 60 0.31 1.09 $98.13 $204,100


About May 2016 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 2016 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2017