Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

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)
34,180 4.0 % $74.22 $154,390 1.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $50.87 $61.84 $71.23 $84.64 (5)
Annual Wage (2) $105,810 $128,620 $148,160 $176,060 (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 19,900 0.84 $71.95 $149,660
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 9,710 0.19 $78.47 $163,220
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 1,190 0.17 $84.97 $176,740
Outpatient Care Centers 1,020 0.16 $78.51 $163,290
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 790 0.04 $66.96 $139,280

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 19,900 0.84 $71.95 $149,660
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 9,710 0.19 $78.47 $163,220
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 420 0.18 $78.00 $162,230
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 1,190 0.17 $84.97 $176,740
Outpatient Care Centers 1,020 0.16 $78.51 $163,290

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Offices of Dentists 30 (7) $91.02 $189,330
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 1,190 0.17 $84.97 $176,740
Outpatient Care Centers 1,020 0.16 $78.51 $163,290
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 9,710 0.19 $78.47 $163,220
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 420 0.18 $78.00 $162,230


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 3,580 0.34 1.29 $79.99 $166,380
North Carolina 2,090 0.54 2.06 $78.11 $162,470
Pennsylvania 2,050 0.37 1.40 $83.08 $172,810
Tennessee 2,020 0.76 2.90 $67.94 $141,320
Virginia 1,890 0.52 2.00 $68.11 $141,680




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)
Tennessee 2,020 0.76 2.90 $67.94 $141,320
Louisiana 1,410 0.75 2.87 $68.22 $141,890
South Dakota 290 0.72 2.75 $78.36 $162,980
North Dakota 290 0.72 2.76 $81.07 $168,620
Kansas 900 0.68 2.60 $64.95 $135,090




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wyoming 40 0.14 0.52 $103.71 $215,720
Nevada 120 0.10 0.40 $100.34 $208,700
District of Columbia 60 0.10 0.37 $89.33 $185,800
Connecticut 410 0.25 0.96 $87.33 $181,650
Oregon 140 0.09 0.34 $84.84 $176,470





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 1,780 0.67 2.57 $83.56 $173,800
Kansas City, MO-KS 1,060 1.10 4.18 $75.52 $157,070
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 830 0.48 1.81 $72.97 $151,780
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 730 0.98 3.74 $66.53 $138,380
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 630 0.27 1.03 $72.00 $149,770
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX 620 0.77 2.93 $72.37 $150,540
Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, NC-SC 600 0.70 2.68 $83.53 $173,730
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 590 0.33 1.24 (8) (8)
Richmond, VA 550 0.91 3.48 $57.44 $119,470
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 540 0.76 2.88 $67.07 $139,500




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 500 1.54 5.85 $70.54 $146,730
Jackson, TN 80 1.44 5.51 $71.44 $148,590
Elizabethtown, KY 60 1.42 5.40 $64.14 $133,410
Bay City, MI 40 1.21 4.62 $83.03 $172,710
Asheville, NC 200 1.18 4.50 $67.11 $139,600
Kansas City, MO-KS 1,060 1.10 4.18 $75.52 $157,070
Rapid City, SD 60 1.04 3.96 $74.10 $154,120
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA 530 1.03 3.92 $67.69 $140,790
Sioux Falls, SD 140 1.01 3.84 $81.10 $168,690
Saginaw-Saginaw Township North, MI 80 0.99 3.79 $85.82 $178,490




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)
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 80 0.56 2.13 $97.43 $202,660
Columbia, SC 60 0.18 0.67 $94.42 $196,390
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 60 0.04 0.16 $90.52 $188,270
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT (8) (8) (8) $89.37 $185,880
Charleston, WV (8) (8) (8) $88.28 $183,620
Green Bay, WI 60 0.35 1.32 $87.59 $182,180
Flint, MI (8) (8) (8) $86.55 $180,020
Saginaw-Saginaw Township North, MI 80 0.99 3.79 $85.82 $178,490
Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood, TX 110 0.87 3.31 $84.79 $176,350
Charlottesville, VA 60 0.57 2.17 $84.73 $176,230

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)
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 220 1.47 5.62 $74.30 $154,540
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area 110 0.59 2.26 $63.61 $132,300
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 100 0.39 1.50 $90.87 $189,000
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 80 0.29 1.10 $92.66 $192,720
West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 70 0.41 1.58 $88.11 $183,270

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)
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 220 1.47 5.62 $74.30 $154,540
Western Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 50 0.64 2.44 $76.94 $160,040
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area 110 0.59 2.26 $63.61 $132,300
Southern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 70 0.52 1.97 $87.20 $181,380
Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 50 0.43 1.63 $76.70 $159,530

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)
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 30 0.19 0.72 $105.06 $218,530
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 80 0.29 1.10 $92.66 $192,720
Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $92.54 $192,480
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 30 0.21 0.79 $91.73 $190,810
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 100 0.39 1.50 $90.87 $189,000


About May 2012 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.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(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 2012 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2013

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