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Nurse Anesthetist Salary

How much do CRNAs make?

What is the salary for a CRNA?

LocumTenens.com conducted its Annual Salary and Employment Survey from August to October 2023. 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 2023


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 through the pandemic, despite anesthesiology MDs whose salaries shrank marginally year over year.

Although more than a third (36%) of CRNAs stated their salary decreased in recent years due to the pandemic, and 37% said they were laid off or furloughed in 2020, demand continues to be high and prospects strong for nurse anesthetists 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


LocumTenens Salary Survey - Prefer not to answer - CRNA

Prefer not to answer


Where did CRNAs work in 2023?

Most CRNAs worked in hospitals in 2023.

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

In 2023 the nation’s nurse anesthetists are flexible and experienced. Contract or locum tenens work preferences dominate among CRNAs with 70% of the workforce. Over a third (37%) have been in the practice for 21 years or more.

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 October 2023. Medical practitioners from the LocumTenens.com database were invited to participate in this survey. Some recipients had been placed by LocumTenens.com, and some had not. As incentive for completing the survey, respondents were offered a chance to win a $500 Amazon gift card. This survey takes into account clinicians currently practicing medicine. Of the 2,081 respondents who qualified for the survey, 1,675 completed it. At the 95% confidence level, the survey has an error range of +/- 2.4%.