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Top 10 Places for a CRNA to Live

Whether you’re just starting your career or you’re just looking for a new opportunity, PracticeMatch is here to provide you with the information you’re looking for. This list contains information on the top 10 states to practice medicine as a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA). The list includes the average salary in each state, the differences between the national and state salaries, and the concentration, or location quotient, of each specialty in that state. We have also included a breakdown of degrees held by CRNAs.

Top 10 Places for a CRNA to Live

Note: The location quotient of each specialty is calculated by dividing the local concentration of the industry by the national concentration of the industry. If the location quotient is greater than 1, the industry makes up a larger share of that state’s employment than it does for the entire United States.

National Average: $115,938

North Dakota
Average Salary: $195,287
Location Quotient: 1.24
Salary Difference: +68%

South Dakota
Average Salary: $165,780
Location Quotient: 1.25
Salary Difference: +43%

Alaska
Average Salary: $185,563
Location Quotient: 1.09
Salary Difference: +60%

Maine
Average Salary: $160,667
Location Quotient: 1.45
Salary Difference: +38.6%

Vermont
Average Salary: $164,073
Location Quotient: 1.25
Salary Difference: +41.5%

Mississippi
Average Salary: $155,371
Location Quotient: 1.1
Salary Difference: +34%

Montana
Average Salary: $159,128
Location Quotient: 1.11
Salary Difference: +37.3%

West Virginia
Average Salary: $150,662
Location Quotient: 1.18
Salary Difference: +30%

Wisconsin
Average Salary: $166,116
Location Quotient: 0.79
Salary Difference: +43.3%

Iowa
Average Salary: $162,169
Location Quotient: 0.88
Salary Difference: +39.9%

Below, you will find the breakdown of degrees held by CRNAs across the United States.

Degree Percentage
Doctorate 40%
Bachelors 40%
Masters 9%
Associate 5%
Other Degrees 6%

 

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