Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
35,430 3.9 % $75.81 $157,690 1.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $50.97 $62.28 $72.64 $86.19 (5)
Annual Wage (2) $106,010 $129,550 $151,090 $179,270 (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 20,260 0.84 $74.08 $154,080
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 10,730 0.20 $79.49 $165,340
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 1,060 0.14 $76.41 $158,930
Outpatient Care Centers 1,000 0.15 $81.62 $169,770
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 850 0.04 $69.53 $144,630

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 20,260 0.84 $74.08 $154,080
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 10,730 0.20 $79.49 $165,340
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 390 0.16 $84.06 $174,850
Outpatient Care Centers 1,000 0.15 $81.62 $169,770
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 1,060 0.14 $76.41 $158,930

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Offices of Dentists 40 (7) $86.33 $179,570
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 390 0.16 $84.06 $174,850
Outpatient Care Centers 1,000 0.15 $81.62 $169,770
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 10,730 0.20 $79.49 $165,340
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 1,060 0.14 $76.41 $158,930


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 3,140 0.29 1.08 $77.93 $162,090
Tennessee 2,550 0.94 3.53 $69.72 $145,020
North Carolina 2,430 0.62 2.30 $76.37 $158,840
Florida 2,300 0.31 1.16 $65.34 $135,910
Ohio 2,240 0.44 1.64 $70.56 $146,770




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 2,550 0.94 3.53 $69.72 $145,020
West Virginia 550 0.77 2.90 $80.88 $168,230
South Dakota 270 0.68 2.55 $79.38 $165,120
North Carolina 2,430 0.62 2.30 $76.37 $158,840
Alabama 1,040 0.56 2.11 $71.24 $148,180




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nevada 90 0.08 0.31 $106.36 $221,240
Wisconsin 470 0.17 0.65 $96.32 $200,350
Wyoming 40 0.16 0.60 $94.86 $197,310
Maryland 490 0.20 0.73 $94.56 $196,690
District of Columbia 60 0.09 0.35 $90.00 $187,200





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 1,500 0.54 2.04 $84.75 $176,290
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 950 0.82 3.09 $68.62 $142,720
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 870 1.10 4.11 $62.60 $130,210
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 820 0.46 1.70 $70.63 $146,910
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 810 0.65 2.44 $86.65 $180,230
Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, NC-SC 660 0.75 2.82 $84.65 $176,070
St. Louis, MO-IL 630 0.49 1.84 $68.94 $143,390
Kansas City, MO-KS 560 0.57 2.12 $67.09 $139,550
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 550 0.23 0.88 $92.71 $192,840
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 530 0.29 1.07 $96.02 $199,720




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)
Chattanooga, TN-GA 360 1.58 5.92 $60.50 $125,830
Charleston, WV 230 1.57 5.87 $81.95 $170,470
Naples-Marco Island, FL 170 1.42 5.32 $65.23 $135,680
Asheville, NC 220 1.28 4.79 $63.65 $132,380
Parkersburg-Marietta-Vienna, WV-OH 80 1.22 4.57 $84.82 $176,430
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 870 1.10 4.11 $62.60 $130,210
Flint, MI 140 1.05 3.93 $87.36 $181,710
Ann Arbor, MI 210 1.02 3.80 $82.44 $171,480
Sioux Falls, SD 140 0.98 3.68 $80.37 $167,180
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA 110 0.97 3.63 $85.09 $177,000




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)
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV (8) (8) (8) $114.59 $238,350
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $97.86 $203,540
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 530 0.29 1.07 $96.02 $199,720
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 80 0.57 2.11 $94.54 $196,640
Baltimore-Towson, MD 320 0.25 0.92 $92.77 $192,950
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 550 0.23 0.88 $92.71 $192,840
Indianapolis-Carmel, IN (8) (8) (8) $92.51 $192,430
Oshkosh-Neenah, WI (8) (8) (8) $92.07 $191,500
Duluth, MN-WI (8) (8) (8) $89.99 $187,170
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO (8) (8) (8) $89.66 $186,490

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 190 1.30 4.87 $71.23 $148,150
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 140 0.57 2.13 $77.24 $160,650
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 100 0.54 2.01 $102.98 $214,190
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 90 0.29 1.10 $95.40 $198,420
Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 70 0.64 2.40 $80.11 $166,630

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 190 1.30 4.87 $71.23 $148,150
Hammond nonmetropolitan area 40 0.86 3.23 $75.43 $156,890
Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 70 0.64 2.40 $80.11 $166,630
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 140 0.57 2.13 $77.24 $160,650
Western Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 40 0.54 2.02 $82.14 $170,840

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 Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 50 0.31 1.15 $111.88 $232,720
Eastern Utah nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $103.24 $214,730
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 100 0.54 2.01 $102.98 $214,190
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area 40 0.16 0.60 $102.36 $212,900
Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 40 0.27 1.00 $98.48 $204,840


About May 2013 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 2013 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: April 1, 2014

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