The city that you work as a CRNA or nurse anesthetist will definitely affect your salary. The reason is simple. First, the biggest deciding factor is supply and demand of nurse anesthetists. Cities that have a shortage of CRNAs will pay higher and will also offer signing bonuses. For this reason, some of the highest paying States are in the mid-west of the United States as compared to larger cities like NYC and San Francisco. Second, is the cost of living. Many of the large cities have much higher cost of living than smaller cities. These include items like rental, transportation, cost of groceries, cost of restaurants and general local purchasing power, etc. For your reference, we list out CRNA Salary by City in the United States below.
NYC is one of the most popular places in the northeast for CRNA jobs. I’m currently working in NYC now and go through my experience in receiving CRNA job offers from different hospitals as well as sign on bonuses and CRNA job benefits.
Texas has a lot of CRNA Schools and many of the CRNAs choose to stay in the State afterwards working in Houston. This makes sense as Houston has a lower cost of living compared to other parts of the US and also has a great work life balance and weather. I applied to CRNA jobs here and share my experience as well as job offer salary and stats in this article.
Chicago is the core city in the mid-central United States and is one of the most high in demand cities for CRNAs in the United States. I was interested in potentially moving to Chicago so applied to several jobs in the city. I hope the information can help you as you’re interviewing and negotiating your CRNA job offer.
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