How Much do Anesthesiologists Make?

Do anesthesiologists make a lot of money? What is the average pay for anesthesiologists?

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, anesthesiologists in the United States earn an average of $261,730 a year, equivalent to $125.83 an hour. Anesthesiologists make 389% more than the average American worker.

Anesthesiologists in Wyoming are the best paid, making $281,070 a year, while anesthesiologists in Utah make the least at $180,630.

  • Latest wage data is for May 2019
  • Pre-tax earnings; Wages only - does not include benefits
Anesthesiologist Wages by Percentile
Percentile Hourly Annually
90th > $104 > $208,000
75th > $104 > $208,000
50th > $104 > $208,000
25th > $104 > $208,000
10th $59.65 $124,080
Anesthesiologist Wages by State

In what states do anesthesiologists make the most? In what states do anesthesiologists make the least?

In the map below, green represents higher pay and red represents lower pay. Keep scrolling down to see a table with the average wages in each state.

State Hourly Annually
Alabama $131.86 $274,260
Arizona $134.63 $280,030
Arkansas $116.21 $241,710
Colorado $128.92 $268,160
Connecticut $124.58 $259,130
Florida $129.07 $268,470
Georgia $106.43 $221,380
Idaho $128.70 $267,700
Illinois $126.39 $262,890
Indiana $131.07 $272,630
Kansas $133.08 $276,800
Kentucky $127.85 $265,930
Louisiana $129.58 $269,520
Massachusetts $103.29 $214,830
Michigan $112.97 $234,970
Missouri $126.92 $263,990
Nevada $121.28 $252,250
New Mexico $133.24 $277,140
New York $102.28 $212,730
North Carolina $132.02 $274,610
Oklahoma $133.91 $278,540
Pennsylvania $119.35 $248,250
South Carolina $124.19 $258,320
Tennessee $128.21 $266,670
Texas $115.91 $241,090
Utah $86.84 $180,630
Washington $123.88 $257,660
West Virginia $128.46 $267,200
Wisconsin $116.72 $242,770
Wyoming $135.13 $281,070
Metro Areas Where Anesthesiologists Earn the Most
  • Data is for the entire metro area, not just the city
Metro Area Hourly Annually
Tampa, FL $136.38 $283,660
Tulsa, OK $135.13 $281,080
Phoenix, AZ $132.86 $276,350
Cleveland, OH $132.66 $275,940
Madison, WI $131.78 $274,100
St. Louis, MO $131.14 $272,760
Philadelphia, PA $130.63 $271,710
Charleston, SC $130.45 $271,340
Chattanooga, TN $130.33 $271,100
Syracuse, NY $129.87 $270,130
Anesthesiologist Wages by Year
Year Hourly Annually
2019 $125.83 $261,730
2018 $128.38 $267,020
2017 $127.88 $265,990
2016 $129.62 $269,600
2015 $124.09 $258,100
2014 $118.42 $246,320
2013 $113.01 $235,070
2012 $111.94 $232,830
2011 $112.96 $234,950