How much does an Anesthesiologist make in the United States?

Average Anesthesiologist Yearly Salary in the United States

Anesthesiologists earn an average yearly salary of $269,600.

Average Anesthesiologist Hourly Wage in the United States

Anesthesiologists earn an average hourly wage of $129.62.

Source: Sokanu (Aggregated)

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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.

Salary Satisfaction

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Anesthesiologists average a score of 4.2 out of 5 on our salary satisfaction scale. This places Anesthesiologists in the 99th percentile of salary satisfaction.

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Anesthesiologist Earnings by Seniority

Starting Anesthesiologist Earnings

Starting Anesthesiologists in the United States earn:

$70.34
an hour
$146,310
per year

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

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Anesthesiologist Salary Comparison

Anesthesiologists earn more than 100% percent of similar careers in the United States.

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Anesthesiologist salary by state

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State Hourly Wage Annual Salary Rank
Anesthesiologist Salary in Kansas $138.18 $287,410 # 1
Anesthesiologist Salary in North Dakota $137.16 $285,290 # 2
Anesthesiologist Salary in Iowa $136.53 $283,990 # 3
Anesthesiologist Salary in South Dakota $136.53 $283,980 # 4
Anesthesiologist Salary in Nebraska $135.80 $282,460 # 5
Anesthesiologist Salary in California $135.77 $282,410 # 6
Anesthesiologist Salary in Louisiana $132.88 $276,390 # 7
Anesthesiologist Salary in Connecticut $132.60 $275,800 # 8
Anesthesiologist Salary in Maryland $131.96 $274,470 # 9
Anesthesiologist Salary in Florida $131.83 $274,210 # 10
Anesthesiologist Salary in Ohio $131.32 $273,150 # 11
Anesthesiologist Salary in Colorado $131.13 $272,760 # 12
Anesthesiologist Salary in New York $130.72 $271,900 # 13
Anesthesiologist Salary in Nevada $130.52 $271,490 # 14
Anesthesiologist Salary in Texas $130.40 $271,230 # 15
Anesthesiologist Salary in Tennessee $129.88 $270,140 # 16
Anesthesiologist Salary in Wisconsin $129.80 $269,990 # 17
Anesthesiologist Salary in Vermont $129.75 $269,880 # 18
Anesthesiologist Salary in United States $129.62 $269,600 # 19
Anesthesiologist Salary in Indiana $129.25 $268,840 # 20
Anesthesiologist Salary in Pennsylvania $129.20 $268,730 # 21
Anesthesiologist Salary in New Jersey $129.11 $268,550 # 22
Anesthesiologist Salary in Georgia $127.50 $265,200 # 23
Anesthesiologist Salary in Massachusetts $127.43 $265,060 # 24
Anesthesiologist Salary in Hawaii $126.28 $262,670 # 25
Anesthesiologist Salary in Michigan $124.65 $259,280 # 26
Anesthesiologist Salary in Washington $124.38 $258,700 # 27
Anesthesiologist Salary in Arizona $119.67 $248,910 # 28
Anesthesiologist Salary in Missouri $117.06 $243,490 # 29
Anesthesiologist Salary in Idaho $116.83 $243,010 # 30
Anesthesiologist Salary in Virginia $111.89 $232,730 # 31
Anesthesiologist Salary in Utah $110.64 $230,130 # 32
Anesthesiologist Salary in South Carolina $110.24 $229,300 # 33
Anesthesiologist Salary in New Mexico $108.56 $225,800 # 34
Anesthesiologist Salary in Arkansas $105.60 $219,640 # 35
Anesthesiologist Salary in Wyoming $103.88 $216,060 # 36
Anesthesiologist Salary in District of Columbia $102.06 $212,280 # 37
Anesthesiologist Salary in Illinois $93.45 $194,370 # 38
Anesthesiologist Salary in Puerto Rico $50.14 $104,300 # 39