Anesthesiologist earnings by seniority

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Anesthesiologist salary by state

State Name Average Salary
South Dakota $293,110
Nebraska $290,470
California $288,420
North Carolina $285,730
Ohio $285,000
West Virginia $281,000
Florida $280,390
Arizona $279,160
Oklahoma $278,690
Kentucky $278,590
Pennsylvania $278,010
Indiana $277,000
North Dakota $273,120
Connecticut $270,210
Colorado $270,180
Washington $268,580
Tennessee $262,070
Michigan $261,310
Illinois $261,300
Texas $260,690
Wisconsin $257,450
Vermont $257,240
Idaho $256,450
Nevada $256,120
New York $255,500
South Carolina $254,420
Missouri $250,180
Arkansas $204,390
Georgia $200,090
Wyoming $191,950
Utah $206,380
Massachusetts $205,960
Puerto Rico $59,760
Guam $37,340

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, 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)