Nurse anesthetists

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Total Workforce

28.9k

Average Age

45.2

Average Salary

$169,640

Average Male Salary

$199,486

Average Female Salary

$143,795

About

Nurse anesthetists are most often employed by the General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals industry. The average yearly wage for Nurse anesthetists was $169,640 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Nurse anesthetists by wage are Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers, Chief executives & legislators, and Podiatrists.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Nurse anesthetists are Franklin & Brentwood Cities PUMA, TN. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Nurse anesthetists are Franklin & Brentwood Cities PUMA, TN.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Nurse anesthetists and on wages and locations for those in the field. General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) 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 Franklin & Brentwood Cities PUMA, TN.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$169,640

AVERAGE SALARY

± $12,551

In 2018, Nurse anesthetists earned an average of $169,640, $115,752 more than than the average national salary of $53,888.

Chief executives & legislators make somewhat more than Nurse anesthetists while Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers 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

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Industries by Share

28.9k

2018 Workforce

± 4,172

-6.85%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 21.6%

The number of people employed as Nurse anesthetists has been declining at a rate of -6.85%, from 31,012 people in 2017 to 28,887 people in 2018.

This graphic shows the share of Nurse anesthetists employed by various industries. General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals employs the largest share of Nurse anesthetists at  66.2%, followed by Offices of physicians with 28.3% and Outpatient care centers with 2.47%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Nurse anesthetists in the US. The average age of male Nurse anesthetists in the workforce is 46.4 and of female Nurse anesthetists is 44.2, and the most common race/ethnicity for Nurse anesthetists is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

13.4k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 2,843

15.5k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 3,055

53.6% 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 (Non-Hispanic)

  2. Asian (Non-Hispanic)

  3. Black (Non-Hispanic)

86% of Nurse anesthetists are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 7.3% of Nurse anesthetists, Asian (Non-Hispanic) 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

46.4

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 2.39

44.2

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 2.24

The median age of Nurse anesthetists is 45.2, and Male employees are generally 2.28 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

ACS PUMS data only shows the major for bachelor's degrees. However, we can filter the data based on highest degree obtained.

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MOST SPECIALIZED 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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