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The anesthesiologist paycheck: How much do anesthesiologists earn?

January 30, 2023 · 2 min read

Anesthesiologists are medical doctors who specialize in administering anesthesia and managing pain during surgical procedures and other medical procedures. Anesthesiologists typically have the highest salaries among physicians, and their salaries can vary depending on several factors, including location and type of employer.

Anesthesiologists typically earn high salaries, with the median salary for an anesthesiologist in the United States being around $408,000 per year. In some areas, anesthesiologists may earn significantly more than the median salary, while in others they may earn less.

In general, anesthesiologists working in major metropolitan areas tend to earn higher salaries than those working in rural areas.

Some of the highest paying states for anesthesiologists include:

  • California: with an average salary of $402,000 per year
  • Texas: with an average salary of $378,000 per year
  • New York: with an average salary of $373,000 per year
  • Florida: with an average salary of $369,000 per year
  • Pennsylvania: with an average salary of $365,000 per year

It's important to note that the cost of living in some of these states is also higher compared to other states, which should be taken into account when comparing salaries. Additionally, anesthesiologists who own their own practice tend to earn more than those working for public or government-run hospitals.

According to the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA), the median annual salary for anesthesiologists working in private practice was $472,000 in 2020, with a range of $360,000 to $600,000. This is significantly higher than the median salary for anesthesiologists working in other settings.

It's important to note that these figures are based on the data available for 2020 and current numbers might have been affected by the economic downturn caused by COVID-19, so it's always advisable to check the most updated information available.


by Yevheniia Osmakova

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