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Nurse anesthetist salary

How much do CRNAs make?

What is the salary for a CRNA? conducted its Annual Compensation and Employment Survey in September of 2020. 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 2019


Historical salary data

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

The average CRNA salary has been steadily growing, with a 24% increase in pay since 2015.

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Survey Results 

Demographic insights by gender

In 2018 the field was split equally between male and female CRNAs, but in 2019 there were more males. CRNA Salary Survey - Male Salary


9% decrease CRNA Salary Survey - Female Salary


9% increase

Where do CRNAs work?

These are three of the top work settings for CRNAs.

CRNA Salary Survey - Hospital Employed

Hospital employed

2% increase
CRNA Salary Survey - Clinic or Community Center

Outpatient Facility

4% decrease
CRNA Salary Survey - Group practice

Group practice

1% increase

How old are CRNAs?

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

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Respondent demographics

CRNAs who took this survey

By region

Years in practice

Employment status

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Invitations for the survey were emailed to a database of more than 220,000 healthcare professionals in September 2020. Some recipients had been placed by, and some had not. There was a total of 2,080 respondents, both physicians and advanced practitioners, who were self-selected and spanned all 50 states. Best of Staffing Client Logo Best of Staffing Talent Logo Fortune Best Workplace Logo NALTO Logo Beyond Profit Logo Beyond Profit Logo