Physician / Doctor, Anesthetist Salary

Anesthetists in the United States can look forward to a sizeable six-figure salary — around $245K per year on average. A strong majority report receiving medical coverage from their employers and slightly more than half collect dental insurance. Most Anesthetists report high levels of job satisfaction. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$49,949 - $351,775
MEDIAN: $244,959

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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 176
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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.

Anesthetists with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Individuals who have worked for fewer than five years report earning $216K on average, a generous six-figure sum for those just starting out. For Anesthetists, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $258K. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $288K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups.

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Job Satisfaction

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


31 %
69 %

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: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 52%
medical benefits
Vision: 41%
dental benefits
None: 19%