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Anesthesia Technician Salary

Median pay for Anesthesia Technicians in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $14.90 per hour. Earnings sit near $11.07 per hour on the lower side but can approach $22.42 on the higher side. Residence and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Women Anesthesia Technicians who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. Work is enjoyable for Anesthesia Technicians, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
$26,718 - $51,521
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MEDIAN: $35,673
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$11.07 - $22.42
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National Salary Data

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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$26,718 - $51,521  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $988  
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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$24,080 - $50,400  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 43
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.07 - $22.42  
   
Overtime
$14.47 - $31.90  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $988  
   
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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$24,080 - $50,400  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 352
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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.


Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $30K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $35K. For Anesthesia Technicians, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $38K. Anesthesia Technicians who have racked up more than two decades of experience report lower incomes overall; the average sum for this crowd comes out to only $37K.

Anesthesia Technician Advice

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Anesthesia Technician in Vancouver:
"What Are The Limitations Of The Current Team."
A successful anesthesia technician will learn to adapt in the face of adversity and excel when the pressure is on. It is our job to anticipate any unforeseen events and have more than one plan to take corrective action. Teamwork is paramount in executing our work and everyone is important in our line of work.

Experience Affects Anesthesia Technician Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 18%

Late-Career
up arrow 15%

Mid-Career
up arrow 9%

National Average
$32,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 59 votes.

Gender

Female
50 %
Male
50 %

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: 87% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 63% employee benefits None: 11%