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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

29-1211 Anesthesiologists

Administer anesthetics and analgesics for pain management prior to, during, or after surgery.


National estimates for Anesthesiologists
Industry profile for Anesthesiologists
Geographic profile for Anesthesiologists

National estimates for Anesthesiologists:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Anesthesiologists:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
28,590 5.9 % $ 130.50 $ 271,440 1.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for Anesthesiologists:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 65.47 (5) (5) (5) (5)
Annual Wage (2) $ 136,180 (5) (5) (5) (5)


Industry profile for Anesthesiologists:

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

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Anesthesiologists:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Offices of Physicians 23,120 0.89 $ 136.19 $ 283,280
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 3,920 0.07 $ 107.01 $ 222,580
Outpatient Care Centers 560 0.06 (5) (5)
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 430 0.01 $ 45.82 $ 95,300
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 280 0.10 $ 133.87 $ 278,460

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Anesthesiologists:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Offices of Physicians 23,120 0.89 $ 136.19 $ 283,280
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 280 0.10 $ 133.87 $ 278,460
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 3,920 0.07 $ 107.01 $ 222,580
Outpatient Care Centers 560 0.06 (5) (5)
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 180 0.02 $ 78.51 $ 163,310

Top paying industries for Anesthesiologists:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Outpatient Care Centers 560 0.06 (5) (5)
Offices of Physicians 23,120 0.89 $ 136.19 $ 283,280
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 280 0.10 $ 133.87 $ 278,460
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 3,920 0.07 $ 107.01 $ 222,580
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 180 0.02 $ 78.51 $ 163,310


Geographic profile for Anesthesiologists:

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





States with the highest employment level in Anesthesiologists:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 3,500 0.21 1.04 (5) (5)
New York 2,260 0.26 1.26 $ 114.12 $ 237,380
Florida 1,550 0.18 0.89 (5) (5)
Virginia 1,190 0.32 1.57 $ 121.71 $ 253,150
Ohio 1,190 0.23 1.13 (5) (5)




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

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nevada 520 0.41 2.01 $ 123.71 $ 257,320
Maryland 1,040 0.41 2.00 (5) (5)
Oregon 670 0.37 1.81 (5) (5)
Arizona 930 0.33 1.59 $ 137.25 $ 285,470
Virginia 1,190 0.32 1.57 $ 121.71 $ 253,150




Top paying states for Anesthesiologists:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 3,500 0.21 1.04 (5) (5)
Connecticut (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
Florida 1,550 0.18 0.89 (5) (5)
Hawaii (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
Maine 110 0.18 0.89 (5) (5)





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Anesthesiologists:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 2,560 0.29 1.41 $ 115.60 $ 240,440
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 1,050 0.35 1.69 $ 136.15 $ 283,200
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 960 0.32 1.57 $ 119.00 $ 247,530
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 620 0.25 1.20 (5) (5)
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 620 0.14 0.69 $ 117.48 $ 244,360
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 440 0.17 0.82 $ 115.32 $ 239,860
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 410 0.36 1.76 $ 129.62 $ 269,610
Columbus, OH 320 0.32 1.54 (5) (5)
Tulsa, OK 320 0.76 3.68 (5) (5)
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 320 0.33 1.60 (5) (5)




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

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Chattanooga, TN-GA 270 1.10 5.37 $ 129.62 $ 269,610
Tulsa, OK 320 0.76 3.68 (5) (5)
Springfield, IL 70 0.73 3.54 (5) (5)
Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN 300 0.48 2.35 (8) (8)
Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY 220 0.43 2.11 (5) (5)
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 220 0.42 2.07 (5) (5)
Fort Wayne, IN 80 0.39 1.88 (5) (5)
Tallahassee, FL 70 0.39 1.88 $ 145.96 $ 303,600
Manchester, NH 40 0.38 1.84 (5) (5)
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 410 0.36 1.76 $ 129.62 $ 269,610




Top paying metropolitan areas for Anesthesiologists:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY 220 0.43 2.11 (5) (5)
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 320 0.33 1.60 (5) (5)
Columbus, OH 320 0.32 1.54 (5) (5)
Dayton, OH (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 150 0.10 0.50 (5) (5)
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
Dothan, AL (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
Fort Wayne, IN 80 0.39 1.88 (5) (5)

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Anesthesiologists:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
West Central-Southwest New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 70 0.76 3.69 (5) (5)
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 40 0.25 1.21 (5) (5)

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

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
West Central-Southwest New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 70 0.76 3.69 (5) (5)
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 40 0.25 1.21 (5) (5)

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Anesthesiologists:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
West Central-Southwest New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 70 0.76 3.69 (5) (5)
Eastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 40 0.25 1.21 (5) (5)
Northeast Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)


About May 2020 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 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 $100.00 per hour or $208,000 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 OEWS estimates and related information:

May 2020 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2021