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Physician / Doctor, Anesthetist Salary

Anesthetists enjoy a hefty income, with average pay passing six figures ($248K) annually in the United States. Making up 74 percent of those who took the survey, male Anesthetists greatly outnumber their female counterparts. Most enjoy medical while slightly more than half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to just over two-fifths. Most Anesthetists like their work and job satisfaction is high. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$79,463 - $358,256
(Median)
$79K
$250K
$360K
MEDIAN: $248,464
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XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$130K$260K$390K
Salary
$79,463 - $358,256  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $51,632  
Profit Sharing
$5,896 - $101,736  
Total Pay (?
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).
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$78,611 - $388,332  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 162

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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 $225K, the average professional in this position sees a six-figure salary within the first five years. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $268K. Seasoned workers who boast more than two decades of relevant experience enjoy a median salary of $301K, which is substantially larger than the medians reported by folks with fewer years on their resumes.

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Experience Affects Physician / Doctor, Anesthetist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 17%

Mid-Career
up arrow 16%

Experienced
up arrow 5%

National Average
$257,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 17 votes.

Gender

Female
26 %
Male
74 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 55%
vision benefits Vision: 45% employee benefits None: 16%