Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
39,410 3.6 % $77.04 $160,250 1.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $50.68 $64.42 $75.55 $89.24 (5)
Annual Wage (2) $105,410 $133,990 $157,140 $185,620 (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 21,910 0.87 $75.45 $156,940
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 11,740 0.22 $81.76 $170,060
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 1,470 0.18 $70.39 $146,420
Outpatient Care Centers 1,370 0.19 $84.06 $174,850
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 940 0.05 $76.63 $159,390

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 21,910 0.87 $75.45 $156,940
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 11,740 0.22 $81.76 $170,060
Outpatient Care Centers 1,370 0.19 $84.06 $174,850
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 1,470 0.18 $70.39 $146,420
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 430 0.17 $85.97 $178,810

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 430 0.17 $85.97 $178,810
Outpatient Care Centers 1,370 0.19 $84.06 $174,850
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 11,740 0.22 $81.76 $170,060
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 940 0.05 $76.63 $159,390
Offices of Physicians 21,910 0.87 $75.45 $156,940


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)
Florida 3,160 0.40 1.39 $70.07 $145,740
Texas 3,050 0.26 0.92 $70.95 $147,570
North Carolina 2,380 0.58 2.02 $76.98 $160,120
Ohio 2,330 0.44 1.55 $72.08 $149,920
Pennsylvania 2,210 0.39 1.35 $73.49 $152,850




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)
Alabama 1,610 0.86 3.00 $76.94 $160,030
Tennessee 2,070 0.73 2.57 $73.89 $153,690
West Virginia 480 0.68 2.37 $84.31 $175,360
Kentucky 1,210 0.66 2.31 $77.42 $161,040
South Dakota 270 0.65 2.26 $82.43 $171,460




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Montana 70 0.15 0.51 $117.09 $243,550
New Hampshire (8) (8) (8) $104.60 $217,560
Wyoming 50 0.16 0.57 $101.06 $210,210
Wisconsin 490 0.18 0.62 $99.63 $207,220
California 1,090 0.07 0.25 $99.11 $206,150





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-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,350 0.46 1.62 $76.21 $158,520
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 1,060 0.87 3.04 $69.35 $144,250
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,020 0.54 1.91 $80.85 $168,170
Pittsburgh, PA 900 0.79 2.77 $68.90 $143,320
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 880 0.14 0.47 $80.17 $166,760
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 840 0.95 3.33 $68.71 $142,930
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 780 0.70 2.46 $79.82 $166,030
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 700 0.40 1.39 $68.86 $143,230
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 690 0.28 0.99 $84.69 $176,150
Knoxville, TN 670 1.78 6.24 $83.32 $173,300




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)
Rochester, MN 300 2.71 9.49 $88.07 $183,190
Brownsville-Harlingen, TX 350 2.56 8.97 $39.91 $83,010
Knoxville, TN 670 1.78 6.24 $83.32 $173,300
Charleston, WV 190 1.65 5.79 $82.53 $171,660
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA 300 1.36 4.77 $67.87 $141,160
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 600 1.21 4.22 $79.86 $166,110
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 390 1.13 3.94 $69.36 $144,270
Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH 150 1.12 3.92 $80.24 $166,900
Winston-Salem, NC 290 1.11 3.88 $80.15 $166,700
Columbia, MO 90 1.04 3.65 $71.28 $148,250




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) $122.89 $255,610
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 170 0.12 0.43 $116.30 $241,900
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 220 0.39 1.38 $116.18 $241,660
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA (8) (8) (8) $112.93 $234,900
Vallejo-Fairfield, CA 60 0.50 1.74 $106.36 $221,220
Duluth, MN-WI 100 0.79 2.76 $103.43 $215,130
Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley, CA Metropolitan Division 130 0.13 0.44 $103.40 $215,070
Newark, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 50 0.04 0.15 $99.79 $207,550
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO (8) (8) (8) $97.51 $202,820
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 160 0.15 0.51 $96.49 $200,700

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 200 1.71 5.98 $79.25 $164,830
Piedmont North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 90 0.38 1.31 $85.25 $177,330
Northeastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 70 0.35 1.21 $115.16 $239,540
Southeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 70 0.46 1.60 $70.93 $147,530
Northern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 60 0.37 1.30 $75.30 $156,630

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)
Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 200 1.71 5.98 $79.25 $164,830
Northeast Maine nonmetropolitan area 30 0.47 1.63 $98.59 $205,070
Southeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 70 0.46 1.60 $70.93 $147,530
Piedmont North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 90 0.38 1.31 $85.25 $177,330
Northern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 60 0.37 1.30 $75.30 $156,630

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)
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 30 0.15 0.54 $117.64 $244,700
Northeastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 70 0.35 1.21 $115.16 $239,540
Northeast Maine nonmetropolitan area 30 0.47 1.63 $98.59 $205,070
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $98.16 $204,160
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 50 0.29 1.02 $98.11 $204,070


About May 2015 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 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 $187,200 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 2015 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2016