Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

29-1061 Anesthesiologists

Physicians who administer anesthetics prior to, during, or after surgery, or other medical procedures.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
29,930 5.5 % $111.94 $232,830 2.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $64.96 (5) (5) (5) (5)
Annual Wage (2) $135,110 (5) (5) (5) (5)


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Offices of Physicians 24,430 1.03 $116.30 $241,910
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 3,620 0.07 $94.57 $196,700
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 730 0.03 $63.41 $131,890
Outpatient Care Centers 610 0.09 $108.35 $225,360
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 370 0.05 $98.32 $204,500

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Offices of Physicians 24,430 1.03 $116.30 $241,910
Outpatient Care Centers 610 0.09 $108.35 $225,360
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 3,620 0.07 $94.57 $196,700
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 110 0.05 $110.29 $229,400
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 370 0.05 $98.32 $204,500

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Offices of Physicians 24,430 1.03 $116.30 $241,910
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 110 0.05 $110.29 $229,400
Outpatient Care Centers 610 0.09 $108.35 $225,360
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 370 0.05 $98.32 $204,500
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 3,620 0.07 $94.57 $196,700


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 3,670 0.26 1.12 $104.26 $216,850
New York 2,880 0.34 1.47 $103.53 $215,350
Texas 2,630 0.25 1.08 $111.05 $230,980
Illinois 1,760 0.31 1.36 $105.98 $220,450
Pennsylvania 1,600 0.29 1.24 $119.79 $249,160




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Minnesota 1,260 0.48 2.08 $109.86 $228,510
Indiana 1,000 0.36 1.55 $108.15 $224,950
Oregon 550 0.34 1.47 (5) (5)
New York 2,880 0.34 1.47 $103.53 $215,350
Kansas 440 0.34 1.46 (5) (5)




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wyoming 90 0.33 1.43 (5) (5)
Tennessee 380 0.14 0.63 (5) (5)
Oregon 550 0.34 1.47 (5) (5)
Oklahoma 130 0.08 0.37 (5) (5)
North Carolina 720 0.19 0.81 (5) (5)





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,520 0.29 1.28 $108.38 $225,430
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 1,190 0.33 1.42 $101.17 $210,430
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 960 0.36 1.58 $115.79 $240,840
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 840 0.69 2.99 $100.76 $209,590
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 590 0.32 1.41 (5) (5)
Kansas City, MO-KS 550 0.57 2.47 (5) (5)
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 550 0.63 2.76 $107.43 $223,460
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 450 0.35 1.54 $104.14 $216,600
Tucson, AZ 430 1.24 5.40 (5) (5)
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 400 0.18 0.78 $104.81 $218,000




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Tucson, AZ 430 1.24 5.40 (5) (5)
Mobile, AL 180 1.08 4.68 (5) (5)
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 840 0.69 2.99 $100.76 $209,590
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 550 0.63 2.76 $107.43 $223,460
Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY 320 0.60 2.59 $86.92 $180,790
Kansas City, MO-KS 550 0.57 2.47 (5) (5)
Wichita, KS 150 0.54 2.35 (5) (5)
Shreveport-Bossier City, LA 80 0.48 2.09 $102.49 $213,180
Burlington-South Burlington, VT 50 0.44 1.90 (5) (5)
Lafayette, LA 60 0.43 1.85 $95.92 $199,510




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
Burlington-South Burlington, VT 50 0.44 1.90 (5) (5)
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA 60 0.27 1.18 (5) (5)
York-Hanover, PA (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
Wichita, KS 150 0.54 2.35 (5) (5)
Wheeling, WV-OH (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
Tulsa, OK (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
Tucson, AZ 430 1.24 5.40 (5) (5)
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 290 0.26 1.12 (5) (5)
St. Louis, MO-IL (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northeastern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 50 1.03 4.49 (5) (5)
Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area 50 1.19 5.17 $100.60 $209,250
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 40 0.19 0.81 $89.31 $185,760
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 30 0.21 0.93 (5) (5)
North Central West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 30 0.24 1.04 (5) (5)

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area 50 1.19 5.17 $100.60 $209,250
Northeastern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 50 1.03 4.49 (5) (5)
North Central West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 30 0.24 1.04 (5) (5)
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 30 0.21 0.93 (5) (5)
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 40 0.19 0.81 $89.31 $185,760

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northeastern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 50 1.03 4.49 (5) (5)
North Central West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 30 0.24 1.04 (5) (5)
Southern Oregon & Linn County nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)


About May 2012 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(5) This wage is equal to or greater than $90.00 per hour or $187,199 per year.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2012 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2013