Average CRNA Salary in 2011 Nears $169k

In 2008, full-time certified registered nurse anesthetists made an average of $163,467 per year, and in 2011, that figure is nearly $169,000, according to the 2011 LocumTenens.com CRNA Salary Survey.

Other results from the survey include the following:

•    The average 2011 salary of male CRNAs is $171,700, down from the average salary of $175,000 in 2010.
•    The average 2011 salary of female CRNAs is $160,680, up from the average salary of $156,100 in 2010.
•    Average salaries of CRNAs with less than five years of experience in 2011 were $154,674, which is down from each of the past three years.
•    CRNAs with six to 12 years of experience saw a 7 percent jump in salary in 2011 compared with 2010. CRNAs in that experience range earned an average of $170,950 in 2011 and an average of $160,000 in 2010.
•    Similarly, CRNAs with more than 12 years of experience also saw an increase in salary in 2011 from 2010. CRNAs with more than 12 years of experience earned $176,468 on average in 2011 and $168,000 on average in 2010.

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