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Nurse Anesthetists in Illinois

Considering a career as a Nurse Anesthetist in Illinois?

16.1% Jobs Projection
$186,560 Median Salary
130 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Nurse Anesthetists Work in Illinois?

In Illinois, there were 1,510 people working as Nurse Anesthetists in the year 2018.

There were 1,410 Nurse Anesthetists employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 100 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


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


Job Projections for Illinois

Jobs for Nurse Anesthetists in this state are growing at a rate of 16.1% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 16.3%.


Illinois Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 130 annual job openings, and a total of 2,240 jobs for Illinois 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 Illinois?

In 2018 wages for Nurse Anesthetists ranged from $131,750 to $208,000 with $186,560 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $63.34 to $100. The median hourly rate was $89.69.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $84.1 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $5.59.

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


Top Illinois 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
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 1,210 $177,170
St. Louis, MO-IL 430 $155,630

Top States for Nurse Anesthetists Employment

View the list below to see 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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