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Highest Paying States for Nurse Anesthetists

The highest paying states 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 of nurse anesthetists in those states are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with an annual salary of $206,020, Wyoming is the highest paying state for nurse anesthetists. It is followed by California (average annual salary $198,780). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2017 [1]. For more salary information of nurse anesthetists in a specific state, use the links in the table.

Table 1. Highest Paying States for Nurse Anesthetists

Rank State Average Salary i Entry Level
Salary i
# of
Empl. i
1 Wyoming
$206,020
$160,410 40
2 California
$198,780
$141,650 1,340
3 Wisconsin
$186,470
$136,130 580
4 Michigan
$186,240
$150,120 1,950
5 New Jersey
$185,970
$143,380 340
6 Washington
$183,740
$136,800 570
7 North Dakota
$183,310
$145,430 180
8 South Dakota
$181,270
$123,760 320
9 Nebraska
$181,130
$98,720 270
10 Minnesota
$179,370
$145,470 1,690
11 Oregon
$179,230
$134,760 290
12 New Mexico
$179,040
$35,490 60
13 Iowa
$175,380
$128,640 260
14 Delaware
$171,560
$115,810 200
15 Connecticut
$170,820
$60,350 560
16 Kentucky
$170,480
$128,970 1,230
17 South Carolina
$165,640
$129,190 590
18 Oklahoma
$165,510
$83,610 400
19 Virginia
$164,910
$107,260 900
20 Massachusetts
$164,420
$47,190 1,130
21 Montana
$164,110
$157,810 70
22 Mississippi
$162,620
$105,240 320
23 District of Columbia
$161,650
$136,360 110
24 West Virginia
$161,050
$134,790 560
25 Nevada
$160,270
$136,690 90
26 New York
$160,220
$137,050 1,230
27 North Carolina
$159,830
$120,890 2,440
28 Pennsylvania
$155,350
$133,030 2,310
29 Texas
$154,850
$84,530 4,700
30 Missouri
$153,940
$111,880 1,180
31 Alabama
$153,890
$113,710 1,770
32 Colorado
$153,880
$80,520 290
33 Utah
$153,370
$132,050 100
34 Maine
$152,780
$116,190 380
35 New Hampshire
$152,570
$130,750 220
36 Arkansas
$151,480
$110,210 320
37 Vermont
$151,220
$130,130 30
38 Kansas
$149,330
$109,470 330
39 Ohio
$148,580
$110,840 2,510
40 Idaho
$148,000
$112,350 560
41 Florida
$147,410
$105,420 2,030
42 Indiana
$146,380
$67,550 560
43 Louisiana
$143,130
$70,110 750
44 Illinois
$141,570
$52,260 1,020
45 Tennessee
$141,150
$109,900 1,520
46 Maryland
$138,670
$39,920 380
47 Georgia
$138,610
$82,120 680
48 Arizona
$100,770
$35,200 170
49 Puerto Rico
$56,910
$29,010 360

Note: some states are missing from this table because the median salary information of nurse anesthetists in those states is not available at this time.

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