Nurse Anesthetist Salary

How much do CRNAs make?

What is the salary of a CRNA?

LocumTenens.com conducted its Annual Compensation and Employment Survey in August of 2019. 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 2018

$202,244

Historical salary data

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

The average CRNA salary has been steadily growing, with a 15% increase in pay since 2015.

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Survey Results

Demographic insights by gender

This year there was an equal number of male and female CRNAs who responded to the survey.

LocumTenens.com CRNA Salary Survey - Male Salary

Male

50%
2% decrease
LocumTenens.com CRNA Salary Survey - Female Salary

Female

50%
2% increase

Where do CRNAs work?

These are three of the top work settings for CRNAs.

Anesthesiology Salary Survey - Hospital Employed

Hospital employed

70%
1% decrease
Anesthesiology Salary Survey - Clinic or Community Center

Outpatient facility

14%
4% increase
Anesthesiology Salary Survey - Group practice

Group practice

6%
No change

How much vacation time does a CRNA receive?

On average, full-time employed CRNAs received 30 paid vacation days in 2018. Some of these CRNAs didn't take all their earned time, leading it to expire at the end of the year. Curious about how much money those particular nurse anesthetists let go to waste by not using them before the end of the year? We calculated the average earnings those CRNAs might have made by doing locum tenens in those unused days.

Anesthesiology Salary Survey - Vacation Days

Paid vacation days

30

How old are CRNAs?

The majority of CRNAs are considered Generation X (born between 1965 and 1980).

Job Outlook

The future: What’s in store for locum tenens

Next job change

Approximately 36% of CRNAs are looking to make a job change within the next year.

Considering locum tenens

More than half of survey respondents have not worked locum tenens but are open to trying it in the future. There was a 3% increase in the number of CRNAs who worked locum tenens this year compared to last year.

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Respondent demographics

CRNAs who took this survey

By region

Years in practice

Employment status

Opinions about Healthcare Consolidation

Physician and Advanced Practitioners weigh in on Healthcare Mergers and Acquisitions

Mergers and acquisitions have been especially prevalent in the healthcare industry over the past few years. In this year's Compensation and Employment Survey, 41 percent of physicians and advanced practitioners disclosed they had been employed at an organization where there was a merger or acquisition. The motivation behind these types of healthcare consolidations typically involves a combination of the following: improving quality of care for patients and making additional resources and expertise available to staff, all while reducing costs.

More than 41 percent of clinicians acknowledged that consolidation brought their organization increased access to additional resources, technology and expertise. However, when asked if they felt valued by the larger organization post consolidation, a staggering 48 percent of providers indicated they disagreed, with 27 percent of these respondents strongly disagreeing.

Have you ever been employed at a facility where there was a merger or acquisition?

Yes icon - LocumTenens.com Annual Salary Survey 52% Yes
No icon - LocumTenens.com Annual Salary Survey 42% No
Unsure icon - LocumTenens.com Annual Salary Survey 6% Unsure

Due to the merger or acquisition, were any members of the medical staff laid off?

No icon - LocumTenens.com Annual Salary Survey 36% Yes
Yes icon - LocumTenens.com Annual Salary Survey 48% No
Unsure icon - LocumTenens.com Annual Salary Survey 16% Unsure

Due to the merger or acquisition, how were you affected by the layoff?

Due to the merger or acquisition, how were you affected by the layoff?

"It helps patients as we will now have specialties we didn't previously have, so patients don't have to travel so far" -NP Neurologist from Northeast

In my experience with healthcare consolidation, the cost of care for our patients has decreased.

Yes icon - LocumTenens.com Annual Salary Survey 14% Yes
No icon - LocumTenens.com Annual Salary Survey 43% No
Unsure icon - LocumTenens.com Annual Salary Survey 43% Unsure

In my experience with healthcare consolidation, the quality of care we provide has increased.

Yes icon - LocumTenens.com Annual Salary Survey 23% Yes
No icon - LocumTenens.com Annual Salary Survey 62% No
Unsure icon - LocumTenens.com Annual Salary Survey 42% Unsure

"It leads to fewer choices of physicians (out of network) and increased confusion about patient bills or appropriate contact people for information" - Hospitalist from Southwest

In my experience with healthcare consolidation, my hospital or practice has gained access to additional resources, technology and expertise.

Yes icon - LocumTenens.com Annual Salary Survey 42% Yes
No icon - LocumTenens.com Annual Salary Survey 19% No
Unsure icon - LocumTenens.com Annual Salary Survey 39% Unsure

Post consolidation, we've become more efficient as an organization.

Yes icon - LocumTenens.com Annual Salary Survey 20% Yes
No icon - LocumTenens.com Annual Salary Survey 36% No
Unsure icon - LocumTenens.com Annual Salary Survey 44% Unsure

In my consolidation experience, our leaders paid specific attention to and placed value on shared culture.

Yes icon - LocumTenens.com Annual Salary Survey 19% Yes
No icon - LocumTenens.com Annual Salary Survey 39% No
Unsure icon - LocumTenens.com Annual Salary Survey 42% Unsure

Post consolidation, I feel I am valued by the larger organization.

Yes icon - LocumTenens.com Annual Salary Survey 14% Yes
No icon - LocumTenens.com Annual Salary Survey 48% No
Unsure icon - LocumTenens.com Annual Salary Survey 38% Unsure

"There is a loss of culture and a lack of genuine care of employees" - Ophthalmologist from the southeast

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