Anesthesia Technician Salary

The average Anesthesia Technician in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $15.14 per hour. The bottom of the pay range sits near $11.33 per hour, and the top verges on $23.17. Location and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Work is enjoyable for Anesthesia Technicians, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number 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. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$27,758 - $58,984

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$11.33 - $23.17

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$27,758 - $58,984  
   
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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$24,579 - $50,983  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 57
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.33 - $23.17  
   
Overtime
$14.60 - $33.03  
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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$24,579 - $50,983  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 419
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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.


Anesthesia Technicians with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $31K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $36K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $42K in this role. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $44K.

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Experience Affects Anesthesia Technician Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
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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
48 %
Male
53 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 74%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 10%
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