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Physician / Doctor, Anesthetist Salary

Anesthetists in the United States see excellent average salaries — about $260K annually. Job satisfaction for Anesthetists is high. Most people who answered the questionnaire are men; 67 percent of Anesthetists are male. A large number enjoy medical while the greater part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than two-fifths. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$87,615 - $358,389
MEDIAN: $248,497

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$6,000 - $100,000  
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$87,215 - $390,738  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 148
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Job Description for Physician / Doctor, Anesthetist

An anesthetist is a physician who plays a crucial role in patient care and surgery. They work as part of the surgical team to ensure that proper levels of general or local anesthetic are properly delivered, as well as monitor the effects of the anesthetic on the patient throughout the procedure. While in many common surgical situations, a trained nurse anesthetist is utilized in a similar role, doctors trained in the specialty are generally sought for more complex and delicate operations, particularly those involving the central nervous system and other vital organs.


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Pay by Experience Level for Physician / Doctor, Anesthetist

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $228K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $296K. Anesthetists claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $269K. Average wages for folks with more than 20 years of experience come out to around $301K.

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National Average

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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 20 votes.


33 %
67 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 57%
vision benefits Vision: 43% employee benefits None: 14%