How Much Do Nurse Anesthetists Make in 2021 (including Starting Salary)

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Annual Salary, Salary Range, and Highest Paying States and Industries

Nurse Anesthetists

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.

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Table of contents
  1. Average salary
  2. Starting salary
  3. Salary rank
  4. Salary range
  5. Highest paying states
  6. Highest paying industries

Average salary

Annual salary
$189190 per year
Hourly wage
$91 per hour

Starting salary

Entry-level annual salary
$133,970 to $154,540 per year
Entry-level hourly wage
$64 to $74 per hour

Entry-level Nurse Anesthetists with little to no experience can expect to make anywhere between $133,970 to $154,540 per year or $64 to $74 per hour. Similar to any other job, their salary will increase as they gain experience.

Salary rank

Salary rank

We wanted to make it easy for our readers to compare the salary of Nurse Anesthetists to all the other careers out there. So we created Salary Rank. We compared the salary of all careers then we gave them a rank of A, B, C, or D depending on where their average salary sit in comparison to other careers.

Salary range

Level Hourly Annual
Highest (Top 10%) $100+ $208,000+
Senior (Top 25%) $100+ $208,000+
Middle (Mid 50%) $88 $183,580
Junior (Bottom 25%) $74 $154,540
No experience (Bottom 10%) $64 $133,970

Highest paying states

State Hourly Annual
OR $114 $236,540
WI $111 $231,520
WY $111 $231,250
NV $108 $223,680
CT $105 $217,360
NY $104 $217,050
MT $104 $216,420
MN $104 $216,050
NJ $100 $207,500
CA $99 $205,360

Another simple way to increase your salary as a Nurse Anesthetist is to move to a higher paying state. However moving to a higher paying state like OR doesn’t guarantee that you will make more because the expenses at OR might be much higher than where you are currently living at right now.

According to BLS, the highest paid Nurse Anesthetists are in the states of OR, WI, WY, NV and CT.

Highest paying industries

Salary by industry Annual Hourly
Outpatient Care Centers $224810 $108.08
Home Health Care Services $210670 $101.28
Specialty Hospitals $201220 $96.74
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools $197700 $95.05
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals $196530 $94.49
Local Government $191180 $91.91
Offices of Physicians $180780 $86.92
Offices of Other Health Practitioners $179770 $86.43
Employment Services $154090 $74.08

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