Now, before I get blown up with comments saying "it's not about money, but patient care". I get that. No need to tell me over and over. I heard CRNAs mainly get hired in rural areas, which kind of scares me. I would simply like to know the average starting salary of your line of work, plus the area you live in, and/or the amount of experience you have as a CRNA. Thank you!
The median salary for CRNAs is about 170k/yr. New CRNAs can expect to make around 130k plus benefits starting out. CRNAs provide the majority of anesthesia care in the US. CRNAs can be found in large practices and rural practices. CRNAs make up around 80% of the rural anesthesia providers.
Last edit by wtbcrna on Jan 24, '13