Physician / Doctor, Anesthetist Salary
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|Salary||$49,616 - $314,968|
|Bonus||$302.01 - $99,329|
|Total Pay (||$49,227 - $312,774|
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.Read More...
As a licensed physician, this anesthetist is typically called upon to offer advice and assist in pre-operative consultations on how the anesthetic is delivered and to what extent. Because over-administration of the anesthetic may result in post-operative complications for the patient, the anesthetist is always looking to deliver the smallest amount necessary to keep the patient "under" while the rest of the surgical team operates. The anesthetist also may be the person tasked with administering the initial intravenous (IV) injection through which the anesthesia is delivered. The anesthetist also must determine beforehand that all monitoring equipment and sensors are properly calibrated and working correctly.
To work in this field, a person must first complete a medical degree from an accredited university program. The anesthetist should expect his or her studies to focus on this discipline, and post-graduate internship and residency will also need to involve this specialty. A doctor who specializes as an anesthetist typically works in a specialized hospital or clinical setting, and should expect to work fairly regular business hours during the week, although this may vary depending on the institution's needs.
Pay by Experience Level for Physician / Doctor, Anesthetist
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Large paychecks, which sit comfortably in the six-figure range, are handed out almost immediately; professionals who have less than five years' experience report earning a median of $206K per year. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $250K. Respondents who boast more than 20 years of experience can't seem to boast paychecks reflecting that extensive experience, though; veteran Anesthetists report making only $200K on average.
Pay Difference by Location
Compared to the national average, Chicago Anesthetists have considerably lower salaries, 37 percent below the national average to be exact. Location appears to be a major driving force in pay for those in this profession.
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