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Anesthesiologist Salary

How much do anesthesiologists make?

What is the salary for an anesthesiologist?

LocumTenens.com conducted its Annual Salary and Employment Survey from August to October 2023. 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


Historical salary data

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

The average anesthesiologist’s salary has fluctuated throughout the pandemic, but is up 11.5% from its low water mark in 2020 when many anesthesiologists lost work or had their roles shift to assisting with intubating COVID patients.

Anesthesiology care providers are keenly aware of demand for their role at this time, and are not incentivized to settle for lower pay. This point of tension between anesthesiologists seeking work opportunities and medical facilities seeking to quickly fill open anesthesiologist positions in has resulted in ongoing gaps in care nationwide.

2021 data not available.

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Survey results

Demographic insights by gender


LocumTenens Salary Survey - Male - Anesthesiology


LocumTenens Salary Survey - Female - Anesthesiology


LocumTenens Salary Survey - Non binary - Anesthesiology

Non Binary

LocumTenens Salary Survey - Prefer not to answer - Anesthesiology

Prefer not to answer


Where did anesthesiologists work in 2023?

Most of anesthesiologists worked in independent medical group settings in 2023.

LocumTenens Salary Survey - Hospital Employed - Anesthesiology

Hospital employed


LocumTenens Salary Survey - Group Practice - Anesthesiology

Group Practice Owned by Hospital or Hospital System


LocumTenens Salary Survey - Independent Medical Group - Anesthesiology

Independent medical group



Anesthesiologists who took this survey

In 2023 anesthesiologists were relatively evenly distributed around the country, with a weaker showing in the Southwest and Northeast. Nearly half (48%) are highly experienced with 21 or more years working in anesthesiology, and generation X (born between 1965 and 1980) comprised the largest segment of anesthesiologists who responded at 40%.

By region

Years in practice

Employment status

How old are Anesthesiologists?


This report was compiled using data from an original survey conducted by LocumTenens.com from August to October 2023. Medical practitioners from the LocumTenens.com database were invited to participate in this survey. Some recipients had been placed by LocumTenens.com, and some had not. As incentive for completing the survey, respondents were offered a chance to win a $500 Amazon gift card. This survey takes into account clinicians currently practicing medicine. Of the 2,081 respondents who qualified for the survey, 1,675 completed it. At the 95% confidence level, the survey has an error range of +/- 2.4%.