Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

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)
34,820 5.0 % $105.82 $220,100 2.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $58.01 (5) (5) (5) (5)
Annual Wage (2) $120,660 (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 28,010 1.21 $109.63 $228,040
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 4,550 0.09 $90.14 $187,500
Outpatient Care Centers 900 0.15 $108.69 $226,070
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 600 0.02 $62.12 $129,210
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 490 0.07 $92.63 $192,670

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 28,010 1.21 $109.63 $228,040
Outpatient Care Centers 900 0.15 $108.69 $226,070
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 4,550 0.09 $90.14 $187,500
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 490 0.07 $92.63 $192,670
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 150 0.07 $87.31 $181,600

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Offices of Physicians 28,010 1.21 $109.63 $228,040
Outpatient Care Centers 900 0.15 $108.69 $226,070
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 490 0.07 $92.63 $192,670
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 4,550 0.09 $90.14 $187,500
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 150 0.07 $87.31 $181,600


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)
California 4,080 0.29 1.07 $110.75 $230,360
Texas 3,540 0.35 1.28 $101.01 $210,110
New York 3,390 0.41 1.49 $103.95 $216,210
Illinois 1,840 0.33 1.21 $106.11 $220,710
Florida 1,780 0.25 0.91 $110.61 $230,060




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)
Maine 290 0.50 1.83 $90.30 $187,830
Kentucky 730 0.42 1.54 $116.11 $241,510
Tennessee 1,060 0.41 1.50 (5) (5)
New York 3,390 0.41 1.49 $103.95 $216,210
Nebraska 340 0.38 1.39 $90.74 $188,740




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wyoming 50 0.18 0.65 (5) (5)
Tennessee 1,060 0.41 1.50 (5) (5)
Oregon 330 0.21 0.77 (5) (5)
New Jersey 930 0.25 0.90 (5) (5)
New Hampshire (8) (8) (8) (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)
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,820 0.37 1.34 $101.93 $212,010
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 1,550 0.62 2.27 $106.31 $221,120
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 1,230 0.35 1.27 $105.12 $218,640
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 670 0.56 2.05 $112.24 $233,450
Kansas City, MO-KS 650 0.69 2.50 (5) (5)
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 580 0.35 1.26 $90.99 $189,250
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 530 0.43 1.56 (5) (5)
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 530 0.23 0.84 (5) (5)
Tucson, AZ 420 1.21 4.43 (5) (5)
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 390 0.41 1.50 (8) (8)




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)
Tucson, AZ 420 1.21 4.43 (5) (5)
Columbus, GA-AL 130 1.19 4.33 $78.39 $163,040
Lansing-East Lansing, MI 190 0.95 3.46 (5) (5)
Flagstaff, AZ 50 0.82 2.98 $106.68 $221,900
Kansas City, MO-KS 650 0.69 2.50 (5) (5)
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 1,550 0.62 2.27 $106.31 $221,120
Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY 320 0.61 2.23 $81.97 $170,510
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 670 0.56 2.05 $112.24 $233,450
Knoxville, TN 170 0.54 1.97 $106.86 $222,270
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 310 0.53 1.94 (5) (5)




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)
Worcester, MA-CT (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
Burlington-South Burlington, VT 60 0.52 1.88 (5) (5)
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 530 0.23 0.84 (5) (5)
Tucson, AZ 420 1.21 4.43 (5) (5)
Toledo, OH 130 0.47 1.71 (5) (5)
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
Santa Rosa-Petaluma, CA (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 530 0.43 1.56 (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)
South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 70 0.55 2.00 (8) (8)
Northeastern North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 50 0.28 1.01 $76.52 $159,170
Central Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 40 0.38 1.39 $93.85 $195,210
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 40 0.23 0.84 $74.42 $154,790
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 30 0.17 0.62 $91.46 $190,240

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)
South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 70 0.55 2.00 (8) (8)
Central Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 40 0.38 1.39 $93.85 $195,210
Northeastern North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 50 0.28 1.01 $76.52 $159,170
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 40 0.23 0.84 $74.42 $154,790
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 30 0.17 0.62 $91.46 $190,240

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)
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
East Kentucky nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
Middle Georgia nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $119.14 $247,800


About May 2010 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 mean 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 $80.00 per hour or $166,400 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 2010 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

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Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: May 17, 2011

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