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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 $197,720). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2018 [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
$172,210 40
2 California
$197,720
$156,310 1,460
3 Hawaii
$191,330
$143,540 90
4 Michigan
$189,950
$168,600 2,120
5 North Dakota
$189,420
$151,190 150
6 Wisconsin
$189,330
$143,840 640
7 Iowa
$188,380
$134,810 280
8 Washington
$188,110
$143,540 660
9 Virginia
$187,420
$135,280 810
10 New Jersey
$185,970
$143,380 250
11 South Dakota
$185,680
$131,770 330
12 Nebraska
$185,040
$98,460 300
13 Oregon
$181,680
$137,240 270
14 Alaska
$181,330
$81,620 60
15 Massachusetts
$181,150
$130,780 1,190
16 New Mexico
$180,970
$43,700 40
17 Minnesota
$180,090
$139,470 2,000
18 Illinois
$174,930
$58,260 1,410
19 Kentucky
$172,750
$137,570 1,040
20 West Virginia
$170,970
$136,370 490
21 Connecticut
$167,470
$59,960 630
22 South Carolina
$167,350
$56,510 820
23 Delaware
$166,270
$139,740 160
24 North Carolina
$166,040
$124,390 2,340
25 New York
$164,700
$134,930 1,660
26 Montana
$164,110
$163,130 60
27 Alabama
$162,650
$118,510 1,400
28 Mississippi
$162,010
$114,120 450
29 Nevada
$161,830
$138,900 90
30 District of Columbia
$161,650
$136,360 110
31 Colorado
$161,050
$85,210 380
32 Indiana
$160,400
$67,790 520
33 Maryland
$159,160
$94,530 460
34 Oklahoma
$158,330
$88,400 330
35 Pennsylvania
$158,270
$125,960 2,360
36 Texas
$157,570
$79,730 5,770
37 New Hampshire
$156,950
$134,930 240
38 Utah
$155,750
$135,610 120
39 Kansas
$155,440
$112,210 390
40 Maine
$154,840
$120,090 380
41 Ohio
$151,270
$111,680 2,540
42 Vermont
$151,220
$130,130 30
43 Missouri
$149,970
$86,580 1,110
44 Florida
$149,850
$64,010 1,640
45 Idaho
$147,260
$109,830 440
46 Arizona
$146,380
$57,750 170
47 Louisiana
$146,380
$87,140 680
48 Tennessee
$146,260
$112,490 2,280
49 Arkansas
$145,610
$112,670 350
50 Georgia
$145,530
$86,950 1,010
51 Puerto Rico
$58,320
$30,810 370
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