CRNA Salary – How Much does a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist(CRNA) Make?

Like an anesthesiologist, a CRNA can look forward to a very high starting salary. An CRNA right out of school should expect to make at least $120k starting or $68.50/hr. With just 5 years of experience, you can expect to make $120k/year. A career certified registered nurse anaesthetist can expect to make around $144k (not adjusted for inflation). The industry, experience, city, state, and whether the position allows OT play a factor in how much an CRNA can make.

Salary and wages for all 50 states

StateAverage Salary
Alabama$101,000
Alaska$75,000
Arizona$82,000
Arkansas$91,000
California$99,000
Colorado$83,000
Connecticut$98,000
Delaware$88,000
Florida$90,000
Georgia$96,000
Hawaii$72,000
Idaho$80,000
Illinois$100,000
Indiana$101,000
Iowa$90,000
Kansas$87,000
Kentucky$97,000
Louisiana$71,000
Maine$88,000
Maryland$95,000
Massachusetts$106,000
Michigan$87,000
Minnesota$90,000
Mississippi$121,000
Missouri$99,000
Montana$94,000
Nebraska$81,000
Nevada$87,000
New Hampshire$96,000
New Jersey$94,000
New Mexico$85,000
New York$107,000
North Carolina$90,000
North Dakota$93,000
Ohio$89,000
Oklahoma$87,000
Oregon$90,000
Pennsylvania$85,000
Rhode Island$95,000
South Carolina$86,000
South Dakota$84,000
Tennessee$90,000
Texas$90,000
Utah$86,000
Vermont$98,000
Virginia$95,000
Washington$84,000
Washington, DC$105,000
West Virginia$104,000
Wisconsin$78,000
Wyoming$110,000

*Data collected on March 2011. Data is based on 1 year worth of data from job classified.

Cities with the highest concentration of certified registered nurses:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Jackson, TN MSA 2,110 $19.02 $39,560 3.818%
Alexandria, LA MSA 1,860 $20.50 $42,640 3.409%
Columbia, MO MSA 2,480 $20.77 $43,190 3.209%
Gainesville, FL MSA 3,880 $22.55 $46,910 3.178%
Florence, SC MSA 1,970 $24.16 $50,240 3.168%

Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Oakland, CA PMSA 15,560 $35.02 $72,840 1.551%
San Francisco, CA PMSA 13,600 $34.64 $72,060 1.364%
San Jose, CA PMSA 10,900 $32.93 $68,490 1.221%
New York, NY PMSA 81,190 $30.68 $63,810 2.033%
Baltimore, MD PMSA 26,220 $29.72 $61,810 2.168%

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment rank Wage rank
General medical and surgical hospitals 1,278,460 $24.31 $50,550 1 23
Offices of physicians 201,580 $23.66 $49,210 2 33
Nursing care facilities 126,920 $21.54 $44,800 3 65
Home health care services 114,950 $23.38 $48,630 4 40
Employment services 67,020 $27.66 $57,530 5 2

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment rank Wage rank
Federal government (OES designation) 45,830 $28.55 $59,390 8 1
Employment services 67,020 $27.66 $57,530 5 2
Other support services 300 $27.66 $57,520 46 3
Legal services 390 $26.89 $55,930 41 4
Business support services 350 $26.62 $55,370 43 5