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Is California a good place for you to work as a Nurse Anesthetist?

28.6% Jobs Projection
$197,640 Median Salary
110 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for Nurse Anesthetists in California are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Projected employment for Nurse Anesthetists in California is growing faster than average.

  • Nurse Anesthetists in California earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Nurse Anesthetists Work in California?

There were approximately 1,180 workers employed as Nurse Anesthetists in this state in 2018.

There were 1,460 Nurse Anesthetists employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 280 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


The typical state has 685 Nurse Anesthetists working in it, which means California has more Nurse Anesthetists than average.


Job Projections for California

Jobs for Nurse Anesthetists in this state are growing at a rate of 28.6% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 16.3%.


California Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 110 annual job openings, and a total of 1,800 jobs for California Nurse Anesthetists in 2026.

Nationwide, the prediction is 2,800 annual jobs and 48,600 total jobs in 2026.

What do Nurse Anesthetists Make in California?

In 2018 wages for Nurse Anesthetists ranged from $143,760 to $208,000 with $197,640 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $69.12 to $100. The median hourly rate was $95.02.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $95.06 an hour.

The hourly rate declined by $0.04.

The median salary in California is higher than the nationwide median salary.


Top California Metros for Nurse Anesthetists

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Nurse Anesthetists.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 460 $188,230
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 280 $208,000
Sacramento–Roseville–Arden-Arcade, CA 120 $208,000
Vallejo-Fairfield, CA 110 $208,000

Top States for Nurse Anesthetists Employment

The table below shows the states where most Nurse Anesthetists work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Texas 6,140 $159,670
North Carolina 3,050 $169,300
Ohio 2,500 $158,900
Michigan 2,250 $188,190
Tennessee 2,190 $150,780
Florida 2,180 $154,360
Minnesota 1,920 $184,330
New York 1,770 $177,100
Pennsylvania 1,700 $162,560
Illinois 1,510 $186,560
Alabama 1,240 $160,480
California 1,180 $197,640
Kentucky 1,160 $158,770
Missouri 1,110 $153,610
Georgia 990 $146,460
South Carolina 930 $164,190
Virginia 850 $187,640
Massachusetts 810 $182,550
Louisiana 740 $155,780
Washington 730 $186,000

Below are the states where Nurse Anesthetists get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
Montana $208,000
California $197,640
Wisconsin $194,750
Iowa $193,490
North Dakota $190,880
Maryland $189,060
Hawaii $189,030
Michigan $188,190
Virginia $187,640
Nebraska $187,000

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