Registered nurse anesthetists earn an annual salary ranging from $107,240 to more than an estimated $187,199, as noted by the Occupational Employment and Wages report from May 2014 by the Bureau of Labor Statistics of the United States Department of Labor. The median annual wage of this position is $158,900.
The industries with the highest paying annual mean wages for registered nurse anesthetists are specialty hospitals at $171,120, outpatient care centers at $167,950, general medical and surgical hospitals at $166,900, offices of physicians at $156,700 and the federal executive branch at $150,200. The states that pay the highest annual mean wage are New Hampshire at $222,060, Nevada at $216,930, Wisconsin at $214,150, Connecticut at $195,690 and Wyoming at $192,500, as of May 2014, as stated by the U.S. Bureau Labor of Statistics.
Metropolitan areas that pay the highest wages include Cape Coral-Fort Myers in Florida, San Antonio-New Braunfels in Texas, Las Vegas-Paradise in Nevada, San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara in California and Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton in North Carolina. Nonmetropolitan areas that pay the highest wages to registered nurse anesthetists include Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area, Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area, Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area, Northeast Maine nonmetropolitan area and Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area.