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How much does an Anesthesiologist make in the United States?

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Anesthesiologists are some of the highest-paid physician specialists in medicine. Salaries can vary by sub-specialty, type of facility, geographical region, and number of years in practice. According to Salary.com, the median annual Physician - Anesthesiology salary is $352,518, as of February 22, 2016, with a range usually between $305,400 - $399,629. Anesthesiologists with a lot of experience can expect to earn upwards of $450,000. Many anesthesiologists also receive a bonus in addition to their salary, and anesthesiologists are paid a premium when working in specific areas, such as pediatrics or cardiology.

Compensation typically includes salary, bonus, and profit-sharing contributions. For partners, compensation includes earnings after tax-deductible business expenses but before income tax. Compensation excludes non-patient-related activities (eg., speaking engagements, product sales, etc).

Do Men or Women Earn More?

Regardless of specialty, there is still a large pay gap between full-time male and female physicians. In anesthesiology, men earn approximately 16% more than women (overall, male physicians earn 30% more than their female counterparts). It is interesting to note, however, that there are fewer women in some of the higher-paying specialties, which skews the overall percentages.

Anesthesiologist Compensation by Geographical Region

An anesthesiologist's salary varies significantly by region. Physicians in the North Central region, with the highest compensation earn 20% more than their colleagues in the West, with the lowest compensation. Why the high income in the North Central region? "There's less managed care, fewer doctors per capita, and a lower cost of doing business," says Tommy Bohannon, from Merritt Hawkins, physician-recruiting company based in Irving, Texas.

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Anesthesiologist Earnings by Seniority

Starting Anesthesiologist Earnings

Starting Anesthesiologists in the United States earn:

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Anesthesiologist salary comparison

Anesthesiologists earn less than 100% percent of Health careers. Anesthesiologist salaries are in the bottom % of all careers in the United States.

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Historical salary for Anesthesiologists in the United States

Anesthesiologist salary by state

Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics

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