Median pay for Anesthesia Technicians in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $16.01 per hour. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Anesthesia Technicians. Men working as Anesthesia Technicians who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 56 percent. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$28,062 - $60,372
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$28K
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$60K
MEDIAN: $37,828
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$11.66 - $24.24
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$12
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MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$28,062 - $60,372  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,546  
Profit Sharing
$500  
Total Pay (?
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$25,016 - $53,545  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 52
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$11.66 - $24.24  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$16.03 - $37.93  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,546  
   
Profit Sharing
$500  
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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$25,016 - $53,545  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 466
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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.


Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $31K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $37K. Anesthesia Technicians bring in $42K after working for 10 to 20 years. Anesthesia Technicians who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are no higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years.

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What is it like working as an Anesthesia Technician?

Anesthesia Technician in Huntsville:
"It is a fast paced job that requires focus."
Pros: It is extremely educational and I learn something new everyday.
Cons: The management is extremely unorganized and the people who have been working there for longer than 5 years and get away with more (being late, leaving early, not following regulations) and do much less work than any of us new people.

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Experience Affects Anesthesia Technician Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 22%

Late-Career
up arrow 22%

Mid-Career
up arrow 9%

National Average
$34,000


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 56 votes.

Gender

Female
44 %
Male
56 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
medical benefits
Vision: 68%
dental benefits
None: 12%
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