Anesthetists receive generous compensation in the United States — earning an average of $207K per year, their standard salaries shoot well into the six-figure range. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction for Anesthetists is high. A large number enjoy medical while just over a half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to about two in five. Making up 79 percent of those who took the survey, male Anesthetists greatly outnumber their female counterparts. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$49,550 - $308,362
$50K
$210K
$310K
MEDIAN: $206,954
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90%

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$30.00 - $125.00
$110
MEDIAN: $108.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$110K$220K$330K
Salary
$49,550 - $308,362  
   
Bonus
$302.01 - $49,665  
Total Pay (?
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$49,227 - $307,647  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 87
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$60$120$180
Hourly Rate
$108.00  
   
Overtime
$83.52  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$120K$240K$360K
Bonus
$302.01 - $49,665  
   
Total Pay (?
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$49,227 - $307,647  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 5

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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.


Annually raking in $206K, the average professional in this position sees a six-figure salary within the first five years. Anesthetists who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $242K. For some reason, Anesthetists with more than two decades of experience report lower paychecks overall; the median sum in this group sits near $200K.

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Key Stats for Physician / Doctor, Anesthetist

Gender

Female
21 %
Male
79 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 9 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
15%
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Experience Affects Physician / Doctor, Anesthetist Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 14%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$212,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 3%

Late-Career
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 9 votes.

Gender

Female
21 %
Male
79 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 53%
vision benefits
Vision: 39%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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