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LocumTenens.com Salary Surveys

Nurse Anesthetist Salary

How much do CRNAs make?

What is the salary for a CRNA?

LocumTenens.com conducted its Annual Salary and Employment Survey in August and September 2022. Survey respondents represent CRNAs who practice on a locum tenens basis as well as those with permanent salaries. Compensation results consist of only full-time, permanent employees and consider only annual salary and bonuses.

Average certified nurse anesthetist salary in 2022


Historical Salary Data

How does this year's salary for CRNAs compare to other years?

The average CRNA salary has steadily been increasing over the years, and despite the pandemic, CRNA salary continued to increase, unlike anesthesiologists who reported a decreased salary in 2020. However, more than a third (36%) stated their salary decreased last year due to the pandemic and 37% said they were laid off or furloughed in 2020.

To learn more about how current clinician trends are changing, view the Future of Work Survey Report which presents in-depth insights about the evolving healthcare landscape in the U.S.

2021 data not available.

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Survey Results

Demographic insights by gender

LocumTenens Salary Survey - Male - CRNA


LocumTenens Salary Survey - Female - CRNA



Where did CRNAs work in 2022?

Most CRNAs worked in hospitals or practices owned by hospitals in 2022.

LocumTenens Salary Survey - Hospital Employed - CRNA

Hospital employed


LocumTenens Salary Survey - Medical group practice - CRNA

Medical group / practice owned by a hospital / system


LocumTenens Salary Survey - Independent medical group - CRNA

Independent medical group / practice



CRNAs who took this survey

More than a third (36%) of CRNAs who responded work contract or locum tenens. Millennials (born between 1981 and 1997) lead, comprising 46% of the nurse anesthetist specialty. The Southeast has the most practicing CRNAs (35%) of all the regions in the U.S.

By region

Years in practice

Employment status

How old are CRNAs?


This report was compiled using data from an original survey conducted by LocumTenens.com from August to September 2022. The 2,571 respondents represent a broad range of U.S.-based clinicians, roles, specialties, ages, facility sizes and experience levels. Some recipients had been placed by LocumTenens.com, and some had not. The age range of respondents is 26-79 and 46 medical specialties are represented. The data from the survey responses was compiled and analyzed by experts in the healthcare industry to formulate the insights shown here.