Anesthesia Technician Salary

Anesthesia Technicians in the United States take home approximately $15.41 per hour on average. Lower pay rates hover around $11.36 per hour, and the higher rates verge on $22.99. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Men make up a slight majority of Anesthesia Technicians (54 percent) who responded to the survey. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Anesthesia Technicians. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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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
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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.


For Anesthesia Technicians, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. 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 $37K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $42K. Anesthesia Technicians who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $45K on average.

Anesthesia Technician Reviews

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

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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