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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

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)
31,130 8.1 % $ 159.22 $ 331,190 2.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for Anesthesiologists:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 56.53 (5) (5) (5) (5)
Annual Wage (2) $ 117,590 (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 25,120 0.93 $ 168.07 $ 349,590
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 4,280 0.08 $ 128.30 $ 266,870
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 570 0.02 $ 41.51 $ 86,340
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 470 0.05 $ 119.01 $ 247,550
Outpatient Care Centers 340 0.03 (5) (5)

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 25,120 0.93 $ 168.07 $ 349,590
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 240 0.09 $ 153.34 $ 318,950
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 4,280 0.08 $ 128.30 $ 266,870
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 470 0.05 $ 119.01 $ 247,550
Outpatient Care Centers 340 0.03 (5) (5)

Top paying industries for Anesthesiologists:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Outpatient Care Centers 340 0.03 (5) (5)
Offices of Physicians 25,120 0.93 $ 168.07 $ 349,590
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 240 0.09 $ 153.34 $ 318,950
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 4,280 0.08 $ 128.30 $ 266,870
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 470 0.05 $ 119.01 $ 247,550


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.



Map of employment of anesthesiologists by state, May 2021


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)
New Jersey 2,870 0.75 3.37 (5) (5)
New York 2,860 0.33 1.49 $ 147.88 $ 307,580
California 2,560 0.15 0.70 $ 152.90 $ 318,030
Florida 1,650 0.19 0.87 $ 174.79 $ 363,570
Texas 1,510 0.12 0.56 $ 120.15 $ 249,910


Map of location quotient of anesthesiologists by state, May 2021


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)
New Jersey 2,870 0.75 3.37 (5) (5)
Arizona 1,450 0.50 2.28 $ 152.93 $ 318,090
Michigan 1,390 0.34 1.55 $ 156.86 $ 326,270
Nebraska 320 0.33 1.51 $ 159.71 $ 332,190
New York 2,860 0.33 1.49 $ 147.88 $ 307,580


Map of annual mean wages of anesthesiologists by state, May 2021


Top paying states for Anesthesiologists:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Arkansas (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
Connecticut 230 0.15 0.66 (5) (5)
Hawaii 120 0.21 0.97 (5) (5)
Illinois (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
Indiana 940 0.31 1.42 (5) (5)



Map of employment of anesthesiologists by area, May 2021


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 4,380 0.50 2.28 $ 170.09 $ 353,790
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 1,010 0.48 2.16 $ 159.94 $ 332,670
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 780 0.30 1.36 $ 147.95 $ 307,730
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 710 0.24 1.10 (5) (5)
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 570 0.23 1.04 (5) (5)
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 540 0.18 0.84 $ 109.23 $ 227,190
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 450 0.13 0.57 $ 137.13 $ 285,230
St. Louis, MO-IL 370 0.29 1.31 (5) (5)
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 360 0.14 0.63 (5) (5)
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 350 0.29 1.32 $ 116.81 $ 242,960


Map of location quotient of anesthesiologists by area, May 2021


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)
Lima, OH 30 0.67 3.02 $ 139.66 $ 290,500
Trenton, NJ 140 0.60 2.74 (5) (5)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 4,380 0.50 2.28 $ 170.09 $ 353,790
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 210 0.49 2.22 $ 141.34 $ 293,990
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 1,010 0.48 2.16 $ 159.94 $ 332,670
St. Cloud, MN 50 0.47 2.14 (5) (5)
Fort Wayne, IN 100 0.47 2.12 $ 172.32 $ 358,430
Dayton, OH 150 0.41 1.85 $ 165.96 $ 345,190
Ocala, FL 40 0.40 1.80 $ 153.68 $ 319,650
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA 180 0.38 1.73 $ 140.89 $ 293,050


Map of annual mean wages of anesthesiologists by area, May 2021


Top paying metropolitan areas for Anesthesiologists:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Boise City, ID (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
Chattanooga, TN-GA (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
Columbia, SC (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
Decatur, IL (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
Dothan, AL (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC (8) (8) (8) (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)
North Northeastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area (noncontiguous) 50 0.17 0.79 $ 161.25 $ 335,400
Northeastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 40 0.22 1.02 (5) (5)
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 40 0.27 1.23 (5) (5)
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 40 0.15 0.67 $ 164.79 $ 342,770
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 30 0.23 1.02 (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)
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 40 0.27 1.23 (5) (5)
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 30 0.23 1.02 (5) (5)
Northeastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 40 0.22 1.02 (5) (5)
North Northeastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area (noncontiguous) 50 0.17 0.79 $ 161.25 $ 335,400
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 40 0.15 0.67 $ 164.79 $ 342,770

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Anesthesiologists:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
Kansas nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
North Missouri nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 30 0.23 1.02 (5) (5)
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 40 0.27 1.23 (5) (5)


About May 2021 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 2021 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2022