CRNA salary

Certified registered nursing anesthetist’s salary (also known as CRNA salary) in the United States is around $154,390 per annum. The annual salary for the upper 10 percent CRNAs is around more than $183,999 per year, while the lower 10 percent of them earn less than $105,810 per year. Based on the type of work setting, the average hourly rate and annual salary for CRNA is as follows: CRNA employed at home healthcare services earns an average hourly wage and salary of about $31.51 and 65,690 respectively; those employed at Federal executive branches earn around $66.96 per hour and $139,280 respectively; those working at general medical and surgical hospitals earn around $78.47 and $163,220; those employed at offices of physicians earn about $71.95 and $149,660; and those employed at out-patient care centers earn around $78.51 and $163,290; those employed at specialty hospitals earn around $78.00 and $162,230; those working at offices of dentists earn around $91.02and $189,330; and those working at offices of other health practitioners typically receive $84.97 and $176,740 respectively. Read more about CRNA salary and career requirements.                                   

CRNA job description

Certified Registered nursing anesthetists or (CRNA), commonly referred to as nursing anesthetists, administer anesthesia to the patients during various surgical procedures in the OT. CRNA usually works in a variety of medical settings such as hospitals, clinics, and health care facilities. They provide preoperative patient care, perform surgical procedures, prepare the patients before administering anesthesia, and they offer post-operative patient care. CRNis involved with the following tasks: examining patients’ whether they are fit for undergoing anesthesia procedure; reviewing medical histories before a surgical procedure; discussing with patients about previous issues related anesthesia or pain medication; administering appropriate pain-alleviating medicines; explaining about the anesthesia procedure to the patients; determining the exact dose and delivery rate of anesthesia medicine based on patient’s response; frequently monitoring the patient’s vital signs such as blood pressure, heart rate, respiratory rate and pulse regularity, during a surgical procedure and post-operative period; and following emergency protocols and seeking medical assistance from a medical specialist.

How much does a CRNA make ?

Average CRNA salary

Average hourly rate in United States is around $74.22 per hour and average CRNA salary is $154,390 per year.

CRNA salary in USA

An average salary for a CRNA in the United States ranges from between $76,891 – $174,012 per year. An average yearly bonus of around $14,443 will be included and the yearly profit sharing ranges from between $24.16 – $19,866 per year. Therefore, the total annual salary for a CRNA ranges from between $78,872 – $191,646 per annum.

Based on the BLS percentiles, the median hourly wage and salary for 90th percentile CRNA has been around $90 per hour and $187,199 per year. Similarly, about 75th percentile of them received $84.64 and $176,060 respectively, 50th percentile of them received around $71.23 and $148,160, 25th percentile of them received $61.84 and $128,620 while 10th percentile received less than $50.87 and $105,810 per year.

Based on years of work experience according to BLS reports, an average hourly wage and salary for a CRNA is as follows: One with less than 1 year work experience earns around $8.70 – $74.75 per hour and $67,969 – $149,752 per year; one with 1 to 4 years of work experience earns from $25.91 – $86.69 per hour and $67,452 – $156,318 per annum; one with 5 to 9 years earns from $34.00 – $99.33 per hour and $96,234 – $182,876 per annum; and one with 10-19 years of experience receives between $65.76 – $103.26 per hour and $98,870 – $186,740 per annum; and one with more than 20 years of work experience earns from between $49.77 – $100.41 per hour and $117,638 – $207,762 per annum.

CRNA salary in US,UK and CAN

CRNA salary

CRNA salary by state

According to the BLS, some of the best paying states for the CRNA in the United States include: Washington $188,270, Michigan $180,020, Texas $176,350, Connecticut $181,650, Oregon $176,470, Virginia $181,380, North Carolina $202,660, Pennsylvania $190,810, Wyoming $208,700, Nevada $215,720, Illinois $218,530, and Wisconsin $192,480 per annum.

CRNA salary in UK

The median expected salary for a CRNA in the UK is around £87,441 per year and a yearly bonus of about £5,370 is included as well. The starting salary for CRNA is around £60,988 per year, while a highest salary can be more than £101,961 per year.

CRNA salary in Canada

CRNA working in Canada receive an average hourly wage of around C$30.50 per hour and an average yearly bonus is around £101,961 plus other salary benefits. In addition, an average annual salary is around C$ 100,000 to C$ 120,000 per annum.

CRNA salary in Australia

On an average, the CRNA based in Australia receives average salary of around AU$165,030 per year. In addition, a bonus of around AU$ 9,094 is credited and majority of them receive a total annual pay ranging from  AU$100,000 to AU$ 158,350 per annum.

CRNA salary in New Zealand

An average CRNA salary in the New Zealand ranges from  NZ$20.74 to NZ$32.08 per hour which gradually increases by around NZ$2.42 – NZ$71.38 overtime. An average annual salary bonus of around NZ$4,894 will be included. Therefore, the total annual salary for a CRNA ranges from NZ$38,654 to NZ$72,566 per annum.

CRNA salary in South Africa

Average CRNA salary in South Africa receives an average salary ranging between R 84,000 and R 132,000 (in ZAR) per year. In addition, a yearly bonus of about R 12,555 will be credited to his or her account.

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How to become a CRNA

To become a CRNA, the candidate should first complete an entry level education of GED or high school diploma and complete coursework in math, science and health. The candidate should then earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) or a relevant medical field that usually lasts for up to 2 or 3 years.  Upon completing the undergraduate degree, one can receive license and become a registered nurse (RN). However, the education and exam and education requirements vary by state and one should determine the specific state requirements of RN license by directly contacting the appropriate state agency. One should receive enough of practical experience in the field of anesthesia for at least 1 to 3 years. Candidate should at least complete 1 year of in an intensive care unit. Then, one should enroll in a Nurse Anesthesia Program to further one’s nursing degrees, especially to a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) graduate program that usually lasts for 2 to 3 years.  One should complete the examination requirements and obtain a master’s degree in nurse anesthesia. CRNA candidates should pass the national certification test officially administered by the Council on Certification of Nurse Anesthetists (CCNA). License should be renewed by completing a recertification course every two years. Certification has big influence on CRNA salary.

Conclusion about CRNA salary

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average hourly wage and annual mean salary earned by the CRNA is around $71.23 per hour and $148,160 per annum respectively. CRNA salary is one of the highest among other occupations on medical field.

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