Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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)
31,060 5.6 % $128.38 $267,020 1.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $63.98 (5) (5) (5) (5)
Annual Wage (2) $133,080 (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 25,800 1.00 $133.17 $276,990
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 3,830 0.07 $100.61 $209,260
Outpatient Care Centers 730 0.08 $131.29 $273,080
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 240 0.03 $93.92 $195,350
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 130 0.05 $134.81 $280,400

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 25,800 1.00 $133.17 $276,990
Outpatient Care Centers 730 0.08 $131.29 $273,080
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 3,830 0.07 $100.61 $209,260
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 130 0.05 $134.81 $280,400
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 240 0.03 $93.92 $195,350

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 130 0.05 $134.81 $280,400
Offices of Physicians 25,800 1.00 $133.17 $276,990
Outpatient Care Centers 730 0.08 $131.29 $273,080
Offices of Dentists 60 0.01 $122.52 $254,850
Home Health Care Services (8) (8) $120.65 $250,950


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)
Texas 3,860 0.32 1.49 $125.33 $260,690
California 3,500 0.21 0.96 $138.66 $288,420
New York 1,500 0.16 0.75 $122.84 $255,500
Florida 1,470 0.17 0.79 $134.80 $280,390
Ohio 1,330 0.24 1.14 $137.02 $285,000




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)
West Virginia 300 0.44 2.04 $135.10 $281,000
South Carolina 900 0.44 2.04 $122.32 $254,420
Montana 160 0.35 1.62 (5) (5)
Idaho 250 0.35 1.65 $123.29 $256,450
Texas 3,860 0.32 1.49 $125.33 $260,690




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Oregon 600 0.32 1.47 (5) (5)
New Jersey 930 0.23 1.07 (5) (5)
New Hampshire 150 0.23 1.06 (5) (5)
Montana 160 0.35 1.62 (5) (5)
Mississippi 40 0.03 0.15 (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)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 1,610 0.26 1.23 $137.83 $286,680
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,350 0.45 2.10 $123.98 $257,880
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 1,320 0.28 1.33 $123.93 $257,780
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 680 0.19 0.89 $117.16 $243,690
Columbus, OH 390 0.37 1.72 $135.50 $281,840
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 390 0.14 0.65 $93.94 $195,390
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 380 0.35 1.65 $131.89 $274,330
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 360 0.18 0.86 $121.84 $253,420
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 350 0.34 1.59 $136.31 $283,530
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 270 0.10 0.46 $109.50 $227,760




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)
La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN 130 1.79 8.33 $75.58 $157,210
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA 240 0.64 2.98 (5) (5)
York-Hanover, PA 110 0.59 2.73 (8) (8)
Boise City, ID 180 0.56 2.61 (5) (5)
Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC 70 0.45 2.09 $84.29 $175,320
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,350 0.45 2.10 $123.98 $257,880
Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY 230 0.42 1.97 (5) (5)
Springfield, IL 40 0.39 1.83 (5) (5)
Columbus, OH 390 0.37 1.72 $135.50 $281,840
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 380 0.35 1.65 $131.89 $274,330




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)
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 100 0.16 0.77 (5) (5)
Wichita, KS (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
Urban Honolulu, HI (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
Springfield, IL 40 0.39 1.83 (5) (5)
Spartanburg, SC (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
Sioux Falls, SD 40 0.27 1.24 (5) (5)
Shreveport-Bossier City, LA (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
Salem, OR (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)
West Central-Southwest New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 80 0.77 3.58 (5) (5)
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 50 0.12 0.58 $131.49 $273,510

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)
West Central-Southwest New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 80 0.77 3.58 (5) (5)
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 50 0.12 0.58 $131.49 $273,510

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)
West Central-Southwest New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 80 0.77 3.58 (5) (5)
North Missouri nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
Southeast Coastal North Carolina nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $137.35 $285,680


About May 2018 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 OES estimates and related information:

May 2018 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2019