Anesthesia Technician Salary (United States)

Anesthesia Technicians in the United States can expect to earn an average of $14.63 per hour. Pay generally spreads from $10.80 per hour to $21.97. Residency and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority in this profession are lucky enough to receive benefits; most get medical and dental insurance, and more than half get vision plans, too. Women Anesthesia Technicians just slightly outnumber men in the field. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Anesthesia Technician Salary (?
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$26,653 - $50,743
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51K
MEDIAN: $35,715
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Anesthesia Technician Salary (?
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$10.80 - $21.97
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MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$26,653 - $50,743  
   
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$0.00 - $987  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$23,274 - $49,984  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 42
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.80 - $21.97  
   
Overtime
$10.89 - $30.48  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $987  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$23,274 - $49,984  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 331
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Job Description for Anesthesia Technician

  • Operate and monitor anesthesia equipment, supplies, and machines during procedures.
  • Prepare anesthesia for patients.
  • Assemble, clean, disinfect, and stock anesthesia equipment.

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Pay by Experience Level for Anesthesia Technician

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Salaries start at $30K, which grows to $36K after five to 10 years. Earnings total $38K after one to two decades. After 20 years on the job, salaries actually take a dive for Anesthesia Technicians, averaging around $35K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up 16 percent of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise 10 percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining less than 10. One to nine years of experience is standard for most employees in this area; a majority of respondents fit between this range.

Pay Difference By Location

New York
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Milwaukee
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National Average
$32,000
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New York is home to an above-average pay rate for Anesthesia Technicians, 37 percent higher than the national average. Anesthesia Technicians will also find cushy salaries in Milwaukee (+21 percent).

Experience Affects Anesthesia Technician Salaries

Experienced
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Mid-Career
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Late-Career
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National Average
$32,000
Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

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Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5 based on 57 votes.

Gender

Female
53%
female alumni
 
Male
47%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 62% employee benefits None: 12%
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