Anesthesia Technician Salary

Anesthesia Technicians in the United States pull down an average of $16.67 per hour. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Male Anesthesia Technicians are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 54 percent of the field. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. For the most part, Anesthesia Technicians enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$30,316 - $62,644
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MEDIAN: $40,417
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$12.21 - $25.15
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MEDIAN: $16.87
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$0$62K
Salary $30,316 - $62,644
Bonus $1,500
Profit Sharing $491.32
Total Pay (?
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$26,273 - $54,850
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 48
Hourly Data $0$34
Hourly Rate $12.21 - $25.15
Overtime $16.14 - $34.63
Annual Data $0$54K
Bonus $1,500
Profit Sharing $491.32
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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$26,273 - $54,850
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 468

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Job Description for Anesthesia Technician

The proper administration of anesthesia is a key part of a safe operating room or clinical facility. While much of the responsibility for this falls to an anesthesiologist, the role of an anesthesia technician is also of great importance. The technician assists the anesthesiologist by performing duties before, during, and after surgical procedures.

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Anesthesia Technician Tasks

  • Assemble, clean, disinfect, and stock anesthesia equipment.
  • Prepare anesthesia for patients.
  • Operate and monitor anesthesia equipment, supplies, and machines during procedures.

Common Career Paths for Anesthesia Technician


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Anesthesia Technicians who move on to become Anesthesia Technician Supervisors may enjoy significant pay raises, as Anesthesia Technician Supervisors get paid an average of $46K per year.

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Pay by Experience Level for Anesthesia Technician

Pay by Experience for an Anesthesia Technician has a positive trend. An entry-level Anesthesia Technician with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 283 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Anesthesia Technician with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $39,000 based on 132 salaries. An experienced Anesthesia Technician which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 127 salaries. An Anesthesia Technician with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 46 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $36,352

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Anesthesia Technicians, working in the bustling city of Seattle has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Anesthesia Technicians can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Los Angeles (+43 percent), New York (+33 percent), Baltimore (+20 percent), and Houston (+16 percent). Place of residence plays a huge part in an Anesthesia Technician's salary, with Birmingham Anesthesia Technicians earning salaries that are 32 percent less than the national average. Workers in St. Louis and Columbus earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (31 percent less and 20 percent less, respectively).

Anesthesia Technician Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an Anesthesia Technician?

Anesthesia Technician in Huntsville:
"It is a fast paced job that requires focus."
Pros: It is extremely educational and I learn something new everyday.
Cons: The management is extremely unorganized and the people who have been working there for longer than 5 years and get away with more (being late, leaving early, not following regulations) and do much less work than any of us new people.

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Key Stats for Anesthesia Technician

Gender

Female
47 %
Male
53 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 68 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
10%
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Experience Affects Anesthesia Technician Salaries

▲16%

Late-Career
▲16%

▲6%

National Average
$36,000

▼13%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 68 votes.

Gender

Female
47 %
Male
53 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
vision benefits
Vision: 71%
no benefits
None: 13%
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