Nurse anesthetists in Nevada are exceptionally well paid. Nurse anesthetists earned the fourth highest average salary of any occupation in Nevada as of 2015 according to the state’s Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation. Nurse anesthetists earned a higher salary than several categories of physicians including psychiatrists and physicians and surgeons, all other.
In addition, the US Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that nurse anesthetists in Nevada earned the second highest average salary in the country in 2014. The Las Vegas area is particularly lucrative for nurse anesthetists, since these nurses earned the 3rd highest average salary of nurse anesthetists in any metropolitan area in the country.
Salaries for MSN-Educated Nurses in Nevada
Nurse anesthetists in Nevada earned an average salary of $216,930 as of 2015 according to the state’s Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation. Nurse practitioners averaged $95,450, while nurse educators earned an average of $76,730. The American College of Nurse-Midwives reported that nurse midwives in Nevada earned an average salary of $92,130 as of 2013.
The economic benefits of earning an MSN can be ascertained by analyzing the salaries of nurse practitioners and RNs. NPs must obtain an MSN to become licensed, while RNs rarely have a master’s degree. Shown below is a comparison of the median salary among nurse practitioners with the median salary among RNs using salary data from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics as of 2014:
The Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation predicted a high level of job growth for nurse educators and nurse practitioners between 2012 and 2022. The Department expects the number of jobs for nurse educators to increase by 37% during this ten-year period. Nurse practitioners should experience a rate of job growth of 22.7% during this time frame.
Salaries for Nurse Practitioners in Las Vegas and Reno
The US Bureau of Labor Statistics provided a highly detailed analysis on the salaries of nurse practitioners in the Las Vegas and Reno areas as of 2014. NPs in both metropolitan areas earned an average salary of more than $92,000 a year:
Nurse Anesthetist Salaries in Las Vegas
The salaries of nurse anesthetists in the Las Vegas were so high that the median among them exceeded the values reported by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2014:
*These values are equal to or greater than $187,199 a year or $90 an hour. The US Bureau of Labor Statistics does not typically report values higher than this.