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Anesthesia Technician Salary (United States)

For Anesthesia Technicians, hourly wages usually total $14.63 per hour. Compensation ranges from $10.80 per hour on the lower end to $21.97 on the higher end. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. A strong majority report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. Women make up a slight majority of Anesthesia Technicians (53 percent). Most Anesthesia Technicians report high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
Anesthesia Technician Salary (?
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$26,653 - $50,743
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MEDIAN: $35,715
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Anesthesia Technician Salary (?
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$10.80 - $21.97
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National Salary Data

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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$26,653 - $50,743  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $987  
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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$23,274 - $49,984  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 42
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.80 - $21.97  
   
Overtime
$10.89 - $30.48  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $987  
   
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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$23,274 - $49,984  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 331
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Job Description for Anesthesia Technician

  • 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.
Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $30K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $36K. Anesthesia Technicians see a median salary of $38K after reaching one to two decades on the job. For some reason, Anesthesia Technicians with more than two decades of experience report lower paychecks overall; the median sum in this group sits near $35K. One to nine years of experience is standard for most employees in this area; a majority of respondents fit between this range. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up around a sixth of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise around a tenth, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining fewer than one in ten.

Pay Difference By Location

New York
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National Average
$32,000
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New York is home to an above-average pay rate for Anesthesia Technicians, 37 percent higher than the national average. Anesthesia Technicians will also find cushy salaries in Milwaukee (+21 percent).

Anesthesia Technician Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?
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.
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Experience Affects Anesthesia Technician Salaries

Experienced
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Mid-Career
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Late-Career
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National Average
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Job Satisfaction

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Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5 based on 57 votes.

Gender

Female
53%
female alumni
 
Male
47%
male alumni

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: 86% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 62% employee benefits None: 12%