The average salary for an anesthesiologist in the United States is around $267,020 per year.
This is 308% above the national average. Updated in 2018.
Anesthesiologists earn an average yearly salary of $267,020. Wages typically start from $133,080.
Anesthesiologist earnings by seniority
Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.
Anesthesiologist salary by state
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How much does an Anesthesiologist earn?
Anesthesiologists are some of the highest-paid physician specialists in medicine. Salaries can vary by sub-specialty, type of facility, geographical region, and number of years in practice. According to Salary.com, the median annual Physician - Anesthesiology salary is $352,518, as of February 22, 2016, with a range usually between $305,400 - $399,629. Anesthesiologists with a lot of experience can expect to earn upwards of $450,000. Many anesthesiologists also receive a bonus in addition to their salary, and anesthesiologists are paid a premium when working in specific areas, such as pediatrics or cardiology.
Compensation typically includes salary, bonus, and profit-sharing contributions. For partners, compensation includes earnings after tax-deductible business expenses but before income tax. Compensation excludes non-patient-related activities (eg., speaking engagements, product sales, etc).
Do Men or Women Earn More?
Regardless of specialty, there is still a large pay gap between full-time male and female physicians. In anesthesiology, men earn approximately 16% more than women (overall, male physicians earn 30% more than their female counterparts). It is interesting to note, however, that there are fewer women in some of the higher-paying specialties, which skews the overall percentages.
Anesthesiologist Compensation by Geographical Region
An anesthesiologist's salary varies significantly by region. Physicians in the North Central region, with the highest compensation earn 20% more than their colleagues in the West, with the lowest compensation. Why the high income in the North Central region? "There's less managed care, fewer doctors per capita, and a lower cost of doing business," says Tommy Bohannon, from Merritt Hawkins, physician-recruiting company based in Irving, Texas.
How do anesthesiologist salaries compare to similar careers?
Anesthesiologists earn about the same as related careers in the United States.
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Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)