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This tool will allow you to easily search and compare the average salaries of nurses for many cities and locations across the U.S. You can search by city and state. Salary data is provided through the BLS.

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How Much Does a Nurse Anesthetist Make?

There are a few factors that will determine a CRNA's salary:

Type of Employer

Nurse anesthetists can provide their services in a number of different employment settings, including physicians' offices, hospitals, surgery centers, and outpatient care facilities. Salary can vary widely depending on where a CRNA works, but generally speaking, outpatient care centers are one of the highest paying employers, with CRNAs earning an annual mean wage of $181,800.


Where a nurse anesthetist aims to be employed is another huge factor in what kind of salary a CRNA can earn. Bigger cities and areas with great need for nurse anesthetists tend to pay higher salaries than smaller, less populated regions without a lot of demand. Montana is currently the top-paying state for nurse anesthetists, with an average annual CRNA wage of $242,140 annually.

Experience & Degree Level

The minimum amount of education for a nurse anesthetist is a master's degree. Some CRNAs may choose to obtain a doctoral degree in the field. Doctoral CRNA grads may earn more than those with just a master's degree, but many other factors must also be considered. The more certifications and credentials a nurse anesthetist holds, the higher their salary tends to be. The National Board of Certification and Recertification for Nurse Anesthetists offers certification in both CRNA and Nonsurgical Pain Management (NSPM).

Research available CRNA schools and DNP salary.

Nurse Anesthetist Salary Per Hour

While CRNA wages differ from state to state, the national mean salary for a nurse anesthetist is $78.86 per hour, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). This equates to a mean annual salary of $164,030, one of the highest-paying RN specialties in the field. CRNAs may also receive additional compensation through overtime, bonuses, and profit sharing, depending on their place of employment. As you may expect, experienced nurse anesthetists tend to earn more per hour than new grads. Overall, many RNs feel that the increase in salary as a CRNA is worth the additional education costs.

The BLS also lists the top-paying industries for nurse anesthetists, which include:

  • Outpatient care centers, with a mean hourly wage of $87.41
  • Specialty hospitals (except psychiatric and substance abuse), with a mean hourly wage of $84.52
  • General medical and surgical hospitals, with a mean hourly wage of $84.12
  • Offices of physicians, with a mean hourly wage of $76.56

CRNA Salary Table

Location Total Employment Annual Salary
United States 46,540 $203,090
Alabama 1,320 $177,400
Arizona 290 $197,360
Arkansas 380 *
California 2,000 $235,120
Colorado 430 $184,460
Connecticut 560 $217,760
Delaware 70 $224,430
Florida 3,990 $165,770
Georgia 1,230 $178,950
Idaho 270 $178,040
Illinois 1,930 $230,410
Indiana 730 $202,550
Iowa 350 $208,140
Kansas 550 $166,590
Kentucky 290 #
Louisiana 930 $183,780
Maine 390 $207,620
Maryland 540 $202,310
Massachusetts 530 $214,240
Michigan 3,590 $195,840
Minnesota 2,460 $222,400
Mississippi 400 $180,450
Missouri 1,040 $181,140
Montana 60 $216,910
Nebraska 400 $216,150
New Hampshire 550 $212,710
New Jersey 1,360 $208,330
New Mexico 320 $207,310
New York 1,690 $226,340
North Carolina 2,380 $206,750
North Dakota 150 $227,010
Ohio 3,490 $178,500
Oklahoma - $179,900
Oregon 340 $218,370
Pennsylvania 2,870 $190,510
South Carolina 910 $192,080
South Dakota 350 $197,970
Tennessee 1,760 $177,340
Texas 2,880 $222,580
Vermont 60 $205,150
Virginia 530 $181,690
Washington 430 $214,800
West Virginia 320 $214,360
Wisconsin 780 $226,580
Wyoming 40 $230,420
Puerto Rico 250 $62,530

Table data taken from 2022 BLS (

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