Nurse anesthetists

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Total Workforce

31k

Average Age

44.9

Estimated Job Growth

16.3%

10-year projection

Average Salary

$153,891

Average Male Salary

$173,206

Average Female Salary

$142,523

About

Nurse anesthetists are most often employed by the Hospitals industry. The average yearly wage for Nurse anesthetists was $153,891 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Nurse anesthetists by wage are Architectural & engineering managers, Actuaries, and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers.

Nurse anesthetists are part of the Healthcare practitioners & technical occupations, along with Chiropractors, Dentists, Dietitians & nutritionists, Optometrists, Pharmacists, Physicians & surgeons, Physician assistants, Podiatrists, Occupational therapists, Physical therapists, Radiation therapists, Recreational therapists, Respiratory therapists, Speechlanguage pathologists, Other therapists, including exercise physiologists, Veterinarians, Registered nurses, Nurse anesthetists, Audiologists, Health diagnosing & treating practitioners, all other, Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives, Clinical laboratory technologists & technicians, Dental hygienists, Diagnostic related technologists & technicians, Emergency medical technicians & paramedics, Health practitioner support technologists & technicians, Licensed practical & licensed vocational nurses, Medical records & health information technicians, Opticians, dispensing, Miscellaneous health technologists & technicians, and Other healthcare practitioners & technical Occupations

The top 3 locations that employ the most Nurse anesthetists are Dothan City PUMA, AL. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Nurse anesthetists are Dothan City PUMA, AL.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Nurse anesthetists and on wages and locations for those in the field. 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 Offices of physicians. Nurse anesthetists are paid most in Dothan City PUMA, AL but are relatively concentrated in Dothan City PUMA, AL.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$153,891

AVERAGE SALARY

± $10,300

In 2017, Nurse anesthetists earned an average of $153,891, $101,826 more than than the average national salary of $52,065.

Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers make somewhat more than Nurse anesthetists while Architectural & engineering managers 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

0.237

WAGE GINI

In 2017, Nurse anesthetists had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.237, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. 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

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Nurse anesthetists

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

Most Common

The most common industries employing Nurse anesthetists, by number of employees, are Hospitals, Offices of physicians, and Outpatient care centers.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Nurse anesthetists, by average wage, are Offices of physicians, Hospitals, and Offices of other health practitioners.

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Industries by Share

31k

2017 Workforce

± 4,323

-4.45%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 20.4%

The number of people employed as Nurse anesthetists has been declining at a rate of -4.45%, from 32,455 people in 2016 to 31,012 people in 2017.

This graphic shows the share of Nurse anesthetists employed by various industries. Hospitals employs the largest share of Nurse anesthetists at  64.8%, followed by Offices of physicians with 25% and Outpatient care centers with 4.91%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Nurse anesthetists in the US. The average age of male Nurse anesthetists in the workforce is 45.1 and of female Nurse anesthetists is 44.7, and the most common race/ethnicity for Nurse anesthetists is White.

Gender Composition

11.5k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 2,632

19.5k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 3,430

62.9% of Nurse anesthetists are Female, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Nurse anesthetists.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Nurse anesthetists

  1. White

  2. Asian

  3. Two or More Races

84.4% of Nurse anesthetists are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 9.55% of Nurse anesthetists, Asian 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 Gender

45.1

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 2.47

44.7

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 2.05

The median age of Nurse anesthetists is 44.9, and Male employees are generally 0.417 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

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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 Speaking. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Nurse anesthetists need more than the average amount of Equipment Selection, Science, and Equipment Maintenance.

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Growth Projections

Projections on wages and job growth for Nurse anesthetists from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 7.4%, but Nurse anesthetists are expected to see a growth of 16.3% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow higher than the national average.

Job Growth

16.3%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

7.4%

NATIONAL AVERAGE

This line chart shows the 10-year projected employment growth (from 2016 to 2026) for Nurse anesthetists. This profession is expected to grow faster than 7.4%, the average rate of national job growth.

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