Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
36,590 3.9 % $76.40 $158,900 1.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $51.56 $63.64 $73.93 $87.43 (5)
Annual Wage (2) $107,240 $132,380 $153,780 $181,860 (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 21,280 0.87 $75.34 $156,700
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 10,790 0.21 $80.24 $166,900
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 1,120 0.14 $67.54 $140,490
Outpatient Care Centers 1,000 0.14 $80.74 $167,950
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 890 0.04 $72.21 $150,200

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 21,280 0.87 $75.34 $156,700
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 10,790 0.21 $80.24 $166,900
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 420 0.17 $82.27 $171,120
Outpatient Care Centers 1,000 0.14 $80.74 $167,950
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 1,120 0.14 $67.54 $140,490

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 420 0.17 $82.27 $171,120
Outpatient Care Centers 1,000 0.14 $80.74 $167,950
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 10,790 0.21 $80.24 $166,900
Offices of Physicians 21,280 0.87 $75.34 $156,700
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 890 0.04 $72.21 $150,200


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 3,240 0.29 1.07 $77.76 $161,740
Florida 2,970 0.39 1.43 $69.17 $143,870
North Carolina 2,610 0.65 2.40 $74.70 $155,380
Ohio 2,060 0.40 1.46 $73.22 $152,310
Pennsylvania 2,050 0.36 1.34 $83.12 $172,890



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)
West Virginia 520 0.74 2.72 $81.34 $169,190
Tennessee 1,960 0.71 2.64 $72.90 $151,630
South Dakota 280 0.68 2.50 $80.66 $167,770
North Carolina 2,610 0.65 2.40 $74.70 $155,380
Alabama 1,190 0.64 2.37 $72.78 $151,390



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Hampshire (8) (8) (8) $106.76 $222,060
Nevada 90 0.08 0.28 $104.29 $216,930
Wisconsin 510 0.19 0.69 $102.96 $214,150
Connecticut 340 0.21 0.76 $94.08 $195,690
Wyoming 40 0.16 0.58 $92.55 $192,500




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-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 1,820 0.64 2.36 $82.79 $172,200
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,050 0.58 2.13 $73.64 $153,160
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 940 0.79 2.93 $68.42 $142,310
Pittsburgh, PA 740 0.65 2.41 $79.46 $165,270
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 730 0.89 3.30 $67.80 $141,020
Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, NC-SC 670 0.73 2.70 $76.75 $159,640
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 630 0.26 0.97 $86.25 $179,410
Knoxville, TN 560 1.71 6.31 $82.22 $171,020
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 560 0.76 2.82 $85.22 $177,260
St. Louis, MO-IL 530 0.40 1.49 $68.21 $141,880



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)
Knoxville, TN 560 1.71 6.31 $82.22 $171,020
Naples-Marco Island, FL 190 1.51 5.56 $65.48 $136,200
Montgomery, AL 240 1.50 5.54 $66.81 $138,960
Charleston, WV 200 1.42 5.25 $81.29 $169,080
Jackson, TN 70 1.24 4.58 $72.45 $150,700
Boise City-Nampa, ID 340 1.20 4.44 $81.89 $170,340
Columbia, MO 100 1.10 4.06 $70.02 $145,640
Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH 120 1.08 3.98 $76.61 $159,350
Winston-Salem, NC 220 1.06 3.91 $77.21 $160,590
Ann Arbor, MI 200 1.00 3.69 $83.20 $173,060



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)
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 40 0.05 0.18 $120.00 $249,610
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV (8) (8) (8) $113.96 $237,050
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA (8) (8) (8) $112.01 $232,970
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 70 0.49 1.82 $107.50 $223,610
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $102.66 $213,540
Duluth, MN-WI 90 0.74 2.72 $102.03 $212,220
Green Bay, WI (8) (8) (8) $98.99 $205,900
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO (8) (8) (8) $98.67 $205,230
Rochester, MN 60 0.60 2.23 $94.43 $196,410

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 170 1.49 5.52 $77.83 $161,890
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 160 0.61 2.24 $76.92 $160,000
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 90 0.30 1.10 $94.79 $197,150
Northeastern North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 80 0.46 1.72 $83.57 $173,830
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 70 0.35 1.30 $89.37 $185,890

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 170 1.49 5.52 $77.83 $161,890
Hammond nonmetropolitan area 40 0.78 2.90 $75.56 $157,170
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 160 0.61 2.24 $76.92 $160,000
Northeast Maine nonmetropolitan area 30 0.47 1.75 $97.91 $203,660
Northeastern North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 80 0.46 1.72 $83.57 $173,830

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)
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $112.33 $233,640
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area 40 0.14 0.52 $98.33 $204,520
Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 50 0.28 1.05 $97.93 $203,700
Northeast Maine nonmetropolitan area 30 0.47 1.75 $97.91 $203,660
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 90 0.30 1.10 $94.79 $197,150


About May 2014 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 mean 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 $90.00 per hour or $187,199 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 2014 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 25, 2015