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Anesthesiologist salary

How much do anesthesiologists make?

What is the salary for an anesthesiologist?

LocumTenens.com 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

$412,193

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.

LocumTenens.com Anesthesiology Salary Survey - Male Salary

Male

71%
8% decrease
LocumTenens.com Anesthesiology Salary Survey - Female Salary

Female

29%
8% increase

Where do anesthesiologists work?

These are three of the top work settings for anesthesiologists.

Anesthesiology Salary Survey - Hospital Employed

Hospital employed

52%
5% decrease
Anesthesiology Salary Survey - Academic

Academic

11%
2% increase
Anesthesiology Salary Survey - Group practice

Group practice

13%
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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Methodology

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 LocumTenens.com, 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.

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