Average Nurse Anesthetist Salary in California

Nurse anesthetists in California earn an average of $232,540 per year (or $111.80 per hour).

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14% higher than the national average
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California nurse anesthetists earn 14% higher than the national average salary for CRNAs, at $202,470 (or $97.34 per hour).

Nurse anesthetist salary range in California

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25th Percentile $168,450 $80

Cost-of-living adjusted nurse anesthetist salary in California

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Adjusted for cost-of-living, California CRNAs earn about $210,634 per year. Cost-of-living in California is 10% higher than the national average, meaning they face higher prices for food, housing, and transportation compared to other states.

Highest paying cities in California for nurse anesthetists

Ontario, CA $283,550 per year
Sunnyvale, CA $224,350 per year
Long Beach, CA $224,010 per year
Fresno, CA $166,410 per year

California nursing salaries vary from region to region across the state. The area where nurse anesthetists are paid the highest is Ontario, where the average CRNAs salary is $283,550 and 190 nurse anesthetists are currently employed. The Sunnyvale area comes in second, with a $224,350 average CRNA salary and 180 nurse anesthetists employed.

How much do similar professions get paid in California?

Nurse Midwife $159,590 per year
Nurse Practitioner $151,830 per year
Registered Nurse $124,000 per year
Dental Hygienist $109,970 per year
Physical Therapist $104,500 per year
Licensed Practical Nurse $65,140 per year
Pharmacy Technician $49,990 per year

At a $232,540 average annual salary, CRNAs in California tend to earn more than nurse midwives ($159,590), nurse practitioners ($151,830), registered nurses ($124,000), dental hygienists ($109,970), physical therapists ($104,500), licensed practical nurses ($65,140), and pharmacy technicians ($49,990).

More about nurse anesthetists

Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) administer anesthesia (a mixture of medications that put you in a sleep-like state) before medical procedures while ensuring the comfort and safety of their patients. Given the delicate nature of their work, CRNAs must have extensive education and experience. Because of this, they are typically compensated at a higher rate than other types of nurses.

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