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Highest Paying Industries for Nurse Anesthetists

The top 36 highest paying industries for nurse anesthetists (ranked by average annual salary) are listed in Table 1. The entry level salary (as measured by the salary of the lowest 10% paid earners) and the number of employment in those industries are also shown. As shown in the table, with an average annual salary of $170,030, general medical and surgical hospitals - local government owned is the highest paying industry for nurse anesthetists. It is followed by hospitals - local government owned industry (average annual salary $170,030). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in May 2015 [1]. For more information about salaries of nurse anesthetists in a specific industry, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 36 Highest Paying Industries for Nurse Anesthetists

Industry Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Local government owned
$170,030
1,790
2 Hospitals - Local government owned
$170,030
1,790
3 Local government, including schools and hospitals
$169,930
1,800
4 Specialty hospitals - Privately owned
$169,170
340
5 Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals
$168,740
420
6 Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$166,540
11,210
7 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$166,460
10,790
8 Hospitals - Privately owned
$166,300
8,770
9 Outpatient Care Centers
$166,220
1,000
10 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned
$166,210
8,430
11 Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$162,200
3,690
12 Hospitals - State government owned
$161,210
640
13 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - State government owned
$160,190
560
14 Federal government, including USPS
$157,780
890
15 Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)
$157,780
890
16 Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$157,780
890
17 Federal, State, and Local Government
$157,780
890
18 State government, including schools and hospitals
$157,700
1,000
19 Health Care and Social Assistance
$153,920
34,750
20 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$149,400
360
21 Educational Services - State government owned
$149,400
360
22 Offices of Physicians
$148,480
21,280
23 Ambulatory Health Care Services
$148,380
23,530
24 Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$144,870
560
25 Educational Services
$144,780
560
26 All Other Ambulatory Health Care Services
$138,540
n/a
27 Other Ambulatory Health Care Services
$138,540
n/a
28 Temporary Help Services
$138,140
70
29 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
$138,130
200
30 Educational Services - Privately owned
$138,130
200
31 Offices of Other Health Practitioners
$130,830
1,120
32 Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$130,180
110
33 Offices of All Other Health Practitioners
$129,920
1,100
34 Employment Services
$125,470
210
35 Administrative and Support Services
$123,940
220
36 Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$123,940
220
See also: Highest paying cities for nurse anesthetists.