Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
30,590 5.3 % $127.88 $265,990 1.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $59.42 (5) (5) (5) (5)
Annual Wage (2) $123,580 (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 25,900 1.02 $132.37 $275,320
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 3,350 0.06 $97.48 $202,750
Outpatient Care Centers 650 0.07 $129.43 $269,220
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 250 0.03 $95.98 $199,630
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 190 0.01 $94.27 $196,080

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 25,900 1.02 $132.37 $275,320
Outpatient Care Centers 650 0.07 $129.43 $269,220
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 3,350 0.06 $97.48 $202,750
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 90 0.03 (5) (5)
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 250 0.03 $95.98 $199,630

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 90 0.03 (5) (5)
Offices of Dentists 40 (7) $134.98 $280,750
Offices of Physicians 25,900 1.02 $132.37 $275,320
Outpatient Care Centers 650 0.07 $129.43 $269,220
Home Health Care Services (8) (8) $116.02 $241,320


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 4,440 0.37 1.74 $125.80 $261,670
California 3,080 0.18 0.86 $136.47 $283,860
Florida 1,570 0.19 0.87 $130.58 $271,610
New York 1,410 0.15 0.72 $130.53 $271,510
Ohio 1,260 0.23 1.09 $133.18 $277,020




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)
North Dakota 200 0.47 2.20 $137.62 $286,250
Arizona 1,030 0.38 1.77 $128.39 $267,060
Texas 4,440 0.37 1.74 $125.80 $261,670
New Hampshire 230 0.35 1.63 (5) (5)
West Virginia 240 0.34 1.59 (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)
West Virginia 240 0.34 1.59 (5) (5)
Oregon 510 0.28 1.31 (5) (5)
North Carolina 220 0.05 0.24 (5) (5)
New Hampshire 230 0.35 1.63 (5) (5)
Nebraska 130 0.13 0.62 (5) (5)



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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)
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,440 0.49 2.28 $129.41 $269,170
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 900 0.89 4.17 $128.42 $267,120
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 640 0.10 0.44 $109.34 $227,420
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 610 0.47 2.17 (5) (5)
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 530 0.21 0.99 $95.75 $199,150
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 470 0.18 0.83 $117.91 $245,250
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 460 0.25 1.16 $116.65 $242,640
Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN 390 0.60 2.77 (5) (5)
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 340 0.32 1.50 $124.85 $259,680
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 340 0.23 1.09 $125.94 $261,960


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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)
Lake Havasu City-Kingman, AZ 70 1.46 6.79 (8) (8)
Fargo, ND-MN 170 1.23 5.75 $137.63 $286,270
Mobile, AL 190 1.07 4.99 (5) (5)
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 900 0.89 4.17 $128.42 $267,120
Gary, IN Metropolitan Division 200 0.76 3.53 $122.41 $254,610
Lancaster, PA 160 0.65 3.03 (5) (5)
Burlington-South Burlington, VT 80 0.62 2.89 $130.56 $271,560
Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC 100 0.61 2.84 $101.59 $211,300
Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN 390 0.60 2.77 (5) (5)
Appleton, WI 70 0.56 2.60 (5) (5)


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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 200 0.35 1.65 (5) (5)
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA 80 0.38 1.75 (5) (5)
Wichita, KS (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 250 0.19 0.90 (5) (5)
Silver Spring-Frederick-Rockville, MD Metropolitan Division 70 0.12 0.58 (5) (5)
St. Louis, MO-IL (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
Oklahoma City, OK (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
New Orleans-Metairie, LA (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 New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 70 1.05 4.87 $135.48 $281,790
Southeast Kansas nonmetropolitan area 40 0.37 1.72 $134.47 $279,700

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 New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 70 1.05 4.87 $135.48 $281,790
Southeast Kansas nonmetropolitan area 40 0.37 1.72 $134.47 $279,700

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)
Southeast Coastal North Carolina nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
North Missouri nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)


About May 2017 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.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(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 2017 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2018