2018 Anesthesiologist Salary Survey

LocumTenens.com conducted its Annual Compensation and Employment Survey in January of 2018. Survey respondents represent anesthesiologists who practice on a locum tenens basis as well as those with permanent salaries. Salary data reflects 2017 reported earnings.

What did Anesthesiologists earn in 2017?

Average Anesthesiologist Salary

$369,648 2015
$404,667 2016
$412,320 2017

Survey at a glance

LocumTenens.com Annual Salary Survey 76% Male
LocumTenens.com Annual Salary Survey 24% Female
LocumTenens.com Annual Salary Survey 21% Worked locum tenens last year
LocumTenens.com Annual Salary Survey 95% Board Certified
LocumTenens.com Annual Salary Survey 5% Board Eligible
LocumTenens.com Annual Salary Survey 33 Paid Vacation Days
LocumTenens.com Annual Salary Survey 56% Hospital Employed
LocumTenens.com Annual Salary Survey 16% Academic
LocumTenens.com Annual Salary Survey 19% Group Practice

Respondent demographics

By region

Years in practice

Employment status

Next job change

Career choices

We asked anesthesiologists:

“considering your career, if you had to do it over again, what would you do differently?”

Your voice matters

Physician and Advanced Practitioner opinions about practicing telehealth

Every year, as part of LocumTenens.com’s largest survey of physicians and advanced practitioners, we ask a series of questions about one particular healthcare topic for our Your Voice Matters section.

As technology in healthcare continues to progress in 2018, more facilities and clinicians are turning to telehealth solutions as an integral part of their healthcare strategy. This year, we sought your peers’ opinions about the growing adoption of telehealth as a practice setting in the United States.

See the data breakdown below to see how physicians and advanced practitioners feel about the pros and cons of practicing telehealth.

Have you ever practiced in a telehealth setting?

LocumTenens.com Annual Salary Survey Hospital Employed 21% Yes
LocumTenens.com Annual Salary Survey Hospital Employed 79% No

If given the choice, would you prefer telehealth work instead of on-site work?

LocumTenens.com Annual Salary Survey Hospital Employed 26% Yes, I prefer telehealth
LocumTenens.com Annual Salary Survey Hospital Employed 49% No, I prefer on-site
LocumTenens.com Annual Salary Survey Hospital Employed 25% Unsure

Would you consider telehealth work in the future?

LocumTenens.com Annual Salary Survey Hospital Employed 50% Yes
LocumTenens.com Annual Salary Survey Hospital Employed 14% No
LocumTenens.com Annual Salary Survey Hospital Employed 36% Unsure

Are you aware if practicing telehealth is an option for your specialty?

LocumTenens.com Annual Salary Survey Hospital Employed 53% Yes
LocumTenens.com Annual Salary Survey Hospital Employed 47% No

Top 4 Potential benefits of telehealth for patients

  1. Better access to care in rural areas
  2. Better access to care for unique needs
  3. Patient satisfaction rates
  4. Provider satisfaction rates

What concerns, if any, do you have about practicing telehealth?

  • Half of respondents are “very” or “extremely concerned” about reimbursement
  • Almost 90 percent of respondents are “extremely” or “very concerned” about malpractice
  • More than half of respondents are only “slightly” or “not at all” concerned about training

Methodology

Invitations for the survey were emailed to a database of more than 150,000 individuals, which included physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, CRNAs, clinical nurse midwives and clinical nurse specialists who have been placed by LocumTenens.com and those who have not. Respondents to all surveys were self-selected and spanned all 50 states and medical/surgical specialties. The response rate was 2 percent, with a +/- 2 percent error rate at a 95 percent confidence level.

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