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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

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 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)
41,960 3.7 % $ 90.96 $ 189,190 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for Nurse Anesthetists:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 64.41 $ 74.30 $ 88.26 (5) (5)
Annual Wage (2) $ 133,970 $ 154,540 $ 183,580 (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 21,560 0.83 $ 86.92 $ 180,780
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 14,030 0.25 $ 94.49 $ 196,530
Outpatient Care Centers 2,460 0.26 $ 108.08 $ 224,810
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 1,670 0.19 $ 86.43 $ 179,770
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 1,290 0.04 $ 95.05 $ 197,700

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 21,560 0.83 $ 86.92 $ 180,780
Outpatient Care Centers 2,460 0.26 $ 108.08 $ 224,810
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 14,030 0.25 $ 94.49 $ 196,530
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 530 0.20 $ 96.74 $ 201,220
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 1,670 0.19 $ 86.43 $ 179,770

Top paying industries for Nurse Anesthetists:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Outpatient Care Centers 2,460 0.26 $ 108.08 $ 224,810
Home Health Care Services 80 0.01 $ 101.28 $ 210,670
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 530 0.20 $ 96.74 $ 201,220
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 1,290 0.04 $ 95.05 $ 197,700
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 14,030 0.25 $ 94.49 $ 196,530


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.





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)
Florida 3,660 0.43 1.44 $ 84.98 $ 176,760
Texas 2,960 0.24 0.81 $ 86.72 $ 180,380
Ohio 2,880 0.56 1.86 $ 91.40 $ 190,120
North Carolina 2,790 0.65 2.16 $ 92.71 $ 192,830
Michigan 2,420 0.62 2.04 $ 96.09 $ 199,870




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)
West Virginia 670 1.03 3.43 $ 90.11 $ 187,430
South Dakota 360 0.87 2.87 $ 91.66 $ 190,660
Alabama 1,410 0.74 2.46 $ 82.00 $ 170,560
North Carolina 2,790 0.65 2.16 $ 92.71 $ 192,830
South Carolina 1,290 0.64 2.13 $ 89.35 $ 185,850




Top paying states for Nurse Anesthetists:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Oregon 260 0.14 0.47 $ 113.72 $ 236,540
Wisconsin 960 0.35 1.17 $ 111.31 $ 231,520
Wyoming 50 0.18 0.59 $ 111.18 $ 231,250
Nevada 70 0.06 0.18 $ 107.54 $ 223,680
Connecticut (8) (8) (8) $ 104.50 $ 217,360





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)
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 1,740 0.69 2.30 $ 93.05 $ 193,540
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 1,660 0.19 0.62 $ 104.99 $ 218,380
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 1,350 0.76 2.52 $ 93.61 $ 194,710
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 1,060 0.24 0.80 $ 84.40 $ 175,560
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,010 0.34 1.13 $ 89.38 $ 185,910
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 850 0.46 1.53 $ 102.68 $ 213,570
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 760 0.77 2.57 $ 81.02 $ 168,520
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 750 0.25 0.82 $ 85.60 $ 178,050
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 730 0.60 2.00 $ 107.16 $ 222,900
Raleigh, NC 610 0.98 3.25 $ 81.29 $ 169,080




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)
Springfield, IL 170 1.72 5.70 $ 113.39 $ 235,860
Charleston-North Charleston, SC 510 1.50 4.97 $ 77.34 $ 160,880
Jackson, TN 90 1.44 4.77 $ 85.99 $ 178,860
Sioux Falls, SD 200 1.30 4.30 $ 93.78 $ 195,070
Huntsville, AL 300 1.30 4.30 $ 76.43 $ 158,970
Ann Arbor, MI 260 1.24 4.11 $ 126.39 $ 262,890
Carbondale-Marion, IL 60 1.22 4.03 (8) (8)
Columbia, MO 90 1.01 3.36 $ 93.59 $ 194,660
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 610 0.99 3.30 $ 81.18 $ 168,850
Raleigh, NC 610 0.98 3.25 $ 81.29 $ 169,080




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)
Duluth, MN-WI 50 0.41 1.36 $ 130.74 $ 271,940
Ann Arbor, MI 260 1.24 4.11 $ 126.39 $ 262,890
Green Bay, WI 70 0.41 1.37 $ 114.97 $ 239,140
Vallejo-Fairfield, CA 90 0.66 2.19 $ 114.65 $ 238,470
Springfield, IL 170 1.72 5.70 $ 113.39 $ 235,860
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 180 0.44 1.45 $ 109.98 $ 228,750
Fayetteville, NC 40 0.32 1.07 $ 109.27 $ 227,280
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 150 0.13 0.44 $ 108.15 $ 224,950
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 260 0.32 1.05 $ 107.79 $ 224,210
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 730 0.60 2.00 $ 107.16 $ 222,900

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)
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 110 0.73 2.43 $ 118.15 $ 245,750
Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 90 0.81 2.67 $ 86.23 $ 179,350
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 80 0.52 1.71 $ 103.92 $ 216,160
Southeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 70 0.49 1.61 $ 84.14 $ 175,010
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 70 0.39 1.29 $ 111.46 $ 231,840

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)
Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 90 0.81 2.67 $ 86.23 $ 179,350
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 110 0.73 2.43 $ 118.15 $ 245,750
West Central-Southwest New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 70 0.70 2.33 $ 94.78 $ 197,150
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 80 0.52 1.71 $ 103.92 $ 216,160
Southeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 70 0.49 1.61 $ 84.14 $ 175,010

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)
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 40 0.28 0.92 $ 136.86 $ 284,660
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $ 123.19 $ 256,230
Northeastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $ 120.70 $ 251,060
Mountain North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 40 0.30 0.98 $ 118.76 $ 247,020
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 110 0.73 2.43 $ 118.15 $ 245,750


About May 2020 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 2020 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2021