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Physician / Doctor, Anesthetist Salary

Anesthetists in the United States can expect to earn a very comfortable salary, with average salaries (in the ballpark of $249K) surpassing six figures annually. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and over one-half earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Anesthetists. Male Anesthetists are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$79,096 - $357,841
MEDIAN: $248,594

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$79,096 - $357,841  
$0.00 - $51,661  
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$5,896 - $101,736  
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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).
$78,509 - $387,593  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 164

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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.

New workers enjoy hefty six-figure paychecks when they take on this position — $225K per year is the median for people who claim less than five years' experience. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $268K. Seasoned veterans with 20 years under their belts enjoy a median income of $298K.

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Experience Affects Physician / Doctor, Anesthetist Salaries

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National Average

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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 18 votes.


25 %
75 %

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: 82% dental benefits Dental: 54%
vision benefits Vision: 43% employee benefits None: 16%