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Anesthesiologist salary

How much do anesthesiologists make?

What is the salary for an anesthesiologist? conducted its Annual Compensation and Employment Survey in September of 2020. Survey respondents represent anesthesiologists who practice on a locum tenens basis as well as those with permanent salaries. Compensation results consist of only full-time, permanent employees and consider only annual salary and bonuses.

Average anesthesiologist salary in 2019


Historical salary data

How does this year's salary for anesthesiologists compare to other years?

The average anesthesiologist salary has steadily been increasing over the years, but remained pretty steady between 2018 and 2019.

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Survey Results 

Demographic insights by gender

There are more male anesthesiologists, though there was an 8% increase in females in the field this year over last year. Anesthesiology Salary Survey - Male Salary


8% decrease Anesthesiology Salary Survey - Female Salary


8% increase

Where do anesthesiologists work?

These are three of the top work settings for anesthesiologists.

Anesthesiology Salary Survey - Hospital Employed

Hospital employed

5% decrease
Anesthesiology Salary Survey - Academic


2% increase
Anesthesiology Salary Survey - Group practice

Group practice

6% decrease

How old are anesthesiologists?

Generation X (anesthesiologists born between 1965 and 1980) make up almost half of all respondents. Last year most respondents were of the Baby Boomer generation (born between 1946 and 1964).  

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Respondent demographics

Anesthesiologists who took this survey

By region

Years in practice

Employment status

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Invitations for the survey were emailed to a database of more than 220,000 healthcare professionals in September 2020. Some recipients had been placed by, and some had not. There was a total of 2,080 respondents, both physicians and advanced practitioners, who were self-selected and spanned all 50 states. Best of Staffing Client Logo Best of Staffing Talent Logo Fortune Best Workplace Logo NALTO Logo Beyond Profit Logo Beyond Profit Logo