Anesthesia Technician Salary

For Anesthesia Technicians, hourly average wages total $15.41 per hour. Earnings sit near $11.36 per hour on the lower side but can approach $22.99 on the higher side. Geography and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Anesthesia Technicians making up 54 percent of survey respondents. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Anesthesia Technicians. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$27,758 - $61,534
(Median)
$28K
$37K
$62K
MEDIAN: $36,631
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$11.36 - $22.99
(Median)
$11
$15
$23
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$27,758 - $61,534  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,174  
Profit Sharing
$1,474  
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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$24,456 - $51,315  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 67
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.36 - $22.99  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$15.11 - $34.04  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,174  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,474  
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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$24,456 - $51,315  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 498
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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 do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $31K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $37K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Anesthesia Technicians see a median salary of $42K after reaching one to two decades on the job. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $45K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

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Experience Affects Anesthesia Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 33%

Experienced
up arrow 24%

Mid-Career
up arrow 9%

National Average
$34,000


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 74 votes.

Gender

Female
46 %
Male
54 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
medical benefits
Vision: 64%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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