Anesthesia Technician Salary

Anesthesia Technicians in the United States take home an average $15.16 per hour. The income range spans the entire spectrum between $11.42 per hour and $23.04. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Male Anesthesia Technicians are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 53 percent of the field. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$27,671 - $59,130
(Median)
$28K
$36K
$59K
MEDIAN: $36,111
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$11.42 - $23.04
(Median)
$11
$15
$23
MEDIAN: $15.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$27,671 - $59,130  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,014  
Total Pay (?
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$24,701 - $50,886  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 56
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.42 - $23.04  
   
Overtime
$14.56 - $33.11  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,014  
   
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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$24,701 - $50,886  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 415
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Job Description for Anesthesia Technician

The proper administration of anesthesia is a key part of a safe operating room or clinical facility. While much of the responsibility for this falls to an anesthesiologist, the role of an anesthesia technician is also of great importance. The technician assists the anesthesiologist by performing duties before, during, and after surgical procedures.

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Anesthesia Technician Tasks

  • 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.


For many Anesthesia Technicians, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. The average beginner in this position makes around $31K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $36K. Anesthesia Technicians who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $42K. Anesthesia Technicians with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $43K.

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Experience Affects Anesthesia Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 32%

Experienced
up arrow 27%

Mid-Career
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National Average
$33,000


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 65 votes.

Gender

Female
47 %
Male
53 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 75%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 10%
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