Nurse anesthetists

Detailed Occupation

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2020 Workforce
35.4k
Average Age
45
Estimated Job Growth
13.6%
10-year projection
Average Salary
$174,058
Average Male Salary
$202,779
Average Female Salary
$153,500

About

Nurse anesthetists are most often employed by the General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals industry. The average yearly wage for Nurse anesthetists was $174,058 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Nurse anesthetists by wage are Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers, Dentists, and Architectural & engineering managers.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Nurse anesthetists are Franklin & Brentwood Cities PUMA, TN, Rochester City PUMA, MN, and St. Tammany Parish (Northwest) PUMA, LA. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Nurse anesthetists are St. Tammany Parish (Northwest) PUMA, LA, Franklin & Brentwood Cities PUMA, TN, and Madison & Yazoo Counties PUMA, MS.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Nurse anesthetists and on wages and locations for those in the field. General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals is the industry that employs the most Nurse anesthetists, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Nurse anesthetists, by average wage, is Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges. Nurse anesthetists are paid most in Oneida, Lincoln, Vilas, Langlade & Forest Counties PUMA, WI but are relatively concentrated in St. Tammany Parish (Northwest) PUMA, LA.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$174,058
AVERAGE SALARY
± $11,704

In 2020, Nurse anesthetists earned an average of $174,058, $118,104 more than than the average national salary of $55,954.

Dentists make somewhat more than Nurse anesthetists while Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Nurse anesthetists as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.284
WAGE GINI

In 2015, Nurse anesthetists had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.284, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Nurse anesthetists (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Nurse anesthetists.

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Spatial Concentration

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Nurse anesthetists.

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Industries

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Industries by Share

35.4k
2020 Workforce
± 4,621
8.26%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 17.4%

The number of people employed as Nurse anesthetists has been growing at a rate of 8.26%, from 32,734 people in 2019 to 35,437 people in 2020.

This graphic shows the share of Nurse anesthetists employed by various industries. General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals employs the largest share of Nurse anesthetists at  57.3%, followed by Offices of physicians with 33.4% and Outpatient care centers with 2.81%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Nurse anesthetists in the US. The average age of male Nurse anesthetists in the workforce is 45.9 and of female Nurse anesthetists is 44.4, and the most common race/ethnicity for Nurse anesthetists is White (Non-Hispanic).

Composition by Sex

14.8k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 2,985
20.7k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 3,528

58.3% of Nurse anesthetists are Female, making them the more common sex in the occupation. This chart shows the sex breakdown of Nurse anesthetists.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Nurse anesthetists
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
  2. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
  3. Black (Non-Hispanic)

83.6% of Nurse anesthetists are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 5.46% of Nurse anesthetists, Asian (Non-Hispanic) is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Nurse anesthetists.

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Age by Sex

45.9
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 2.19
44.4
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 1.94

The median age of Nurse anesthetists is 45, and Male employees are generally 1.54 years older than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Nurse anesthetists from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Nurse anesthetists is Health but a relatively high number of Nurse anesthetists hold a major in Health.

Majors

ACS PUMS data only shows the major for bachelor's degrees. However, we can filter the data based on highest degree obtained.
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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Nurse anesthetists from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Nurse anesthetists need many skills, but most especially Reading Comprehension, Critical Thinking, and Active Listening. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Nurse anesthetists need more than the average amount of Equipment Selection, Equipment Maintenance, and Repairing.

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Projections

Projections on job growth for Nurse Anesthetists from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The 10-year national workforce is projected to grow 3.71%, but Nurse Anesthetists are expected to see a growth of 13.6% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow more than the national average.

Job Growth

13.6%
Estimated Job Growth
10-year Projection
3.71%
National Growth
10-year Projection

This line chart shows the projected 10-year growth in the number of jobs for Nurse Anesthetists. This profession is expected to grow more than than 3.71%, the average rate of national job growth.

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