Anesthesia Technician Salary (United States)

Anesthesia Technicians in the United States can typically expect wages of $14.63 per hour. The range in pay spans from $10.80 per hour to $21.97. Geography and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to a solid majority, and most earn dental coverage. Women make up a slight majority of Anesthesia Technicians (53 percent). Job satisfaction for Anesthesia Technicians is high. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale 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.
Starting out, salaries fall in the $30K range but grow to $36K after five to 10 years. After 10 to 20 years, salary hovers around $38K. After 20 years on the job, salaries actually take a dive for Anesthesia Technicians, averaging around $35K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up 16 percent of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise 10 percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining less than 10 percent. A majority of the workforce has between one and nine years of experience.

Pay Difference By Location

New York
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Milwaukee
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$32,000
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For Anesthesia Technicians, busy New York offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 37 percent above the national average. Anesthesia Technicians will also find cushy salaries in Milwaukee (+21 percent).

Anesthesia Technician Advice

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"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

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Mid-Career
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Job Satisfaction

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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%