Physician / Doctor, Anesthetist Salary

Anesthetists in the United States can expect to earn a very generous salary, with average salaries (in the ballpark of $248K) surpassing six figures annually. Most Anesthetists survey respondents are men (73 percent). A large number enjoy medical while just over a half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than two-fifths. The majority of Anesthetists claim high levels of job satisfaction. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$78,509 - $358,464
(Median)
$79K
$250K
$360K
MEDIAN: $247,965
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$78,509 - $358,464  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $51,823  
Profit Sharing
$5,896 - $101,736  
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$77,566 - $388,628  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 171
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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.


Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $228K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $295K on average — a distinctly larger sum. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $263K in this role. More than 20 years of experience seem related to solid financial gains; veterans in this group report earning a median of $298K.

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Experience Affects Physician / Doctor, Anesthetist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 17%

Mid-Career
up arrow 16%

Experienced
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National Average
$254,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 19 votes.

Gender

Female
27 %
Male
73 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 54%
vision benefits Vision: 43% employee benefits None: 15%
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