Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

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)
33,310 5.4 % $112.96 $234,950 2.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $68.75 (5) (5) (5) (5)
Annual Wage (2) $143,000 (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 27,510 1.17 $116.94 $243,240
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 3,810 0.07 $96.30 $200,310
Outpatient Care Centers 690 0.11 $112.01 $232,970
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 650 0.02 $60.95 $126,780
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 460 0.07 $91.55 $190,420

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 27,510 1.17 $116.94 $243,240
Outpatient Care Centers 690 0.11 $112.01 $232,970
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 3,810 0.07 $96.30 $200,310
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 460 0.07 $91.55 $190,420
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 100 0.04 $113.33 $235,720

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Offices of Physicians 27,510 1.17 $116.94 $243,240
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 100 0.04 $113.33 $235,720
Outpatient Care Centers 690 0.11 $112.01 $232,970
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 3,810 0.07 $96.30 $200,310
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 460 0.07 $91.55 $190,420


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 5,030 0.36 1.38 $106.73 $221,990
Texas 3,330 0.32 1.24 $110.19 $229,190
New York 3,010 0.36 1.37 $114.81 $238,810
Illinois 1,800 0.32 1.24 $109.13 $226,990
Florida 1,610 0.23 0.87 (5) (5)




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)
Alaska 260 0.84 3.24 (5) (5)
Minnesota 1,210 0.47 1.80 $111.46 $231,830
Kentucky 670 0.39 1.49 (5) (5)
New York 3,010 0.36 1.37 $114.81 $238,810
California 5,030 0.36 1.38 $106.73 $221,990




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wyoming 70 0.26 1.01 (5) (5)
Washington 580 0.21 0.83 (5) (5)
Tennessee 560 0.21 0.83 (5) (5)
Oregon 350 0.22 0.85 (5) (5)
New Jersey 900 0.24 0.92 (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 1,460 0.29 1.11 (5) (5)
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 1,320 0.52 2.00 $105.03 $218,460
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,060 0.62 2.38 $114.39 $237,930
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 1,020 0.28 1.10 $106.45 $221,430
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 900 0.24 0.91 (5) (5)
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 850 0.70 2.70 $112.65 $234,320
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 730 0.86 3.33 $111.87 $232,690
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 560 0.58 2.25 $100.29 $208,600
Kansas City, MO-KS 550 0.57 2.21 (5) (5)
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 480 0.27 1.03 (5) (5)




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)
Anchorage, AK 230 1.40 5.38 (5) (5)
Elizabethtown, KY 60 1.38 5.32 $111.17 $231,230
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 730 0.86 3.33 $111.87 $232,690
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 850 0.70 2.70 $112.65 $234,320
Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY 360 0.68 2.61 $96.40 $200,510
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,060 0.62 2.38 $114.39 $237,930
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 560 0.58 2.25 $100.29 $208,600
Kansas City, MO-KS 550 0.57 2.21 (5) (5)
Knoxville, TN 170 0.54 2.07 $115.32 $239,870
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 1,320 0.52 2.00 $105.03 $218,460




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 50 0.47 1.82 (5) (5)
Tulsa, OK (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
Tucson, AZ (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
Santa Rosa-Petaluma, CA (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
Richmond, VA 190 0.33 1.26 (5) (5)
Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, NY (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 150 0.15 0.59 (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)
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 50 0.26 1.02 (5) (5)
Northeastern North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 40 0.25 0.96 $78.21 $162,680
Central Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 40 0.42 1.61 $97.17 $202,110
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 30 0.23 0.89 (5) (5)
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 30 0.21 0.83 $117.08 $243,530

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)
Central Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 40 0.42 1.61 $97.17 $202,110
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 50 0.26 1.02 (5) (5)
Northeastern North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 40 0.25 0.96 $78.21 $162,680
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 30 0.23 0.89 (5) (5)
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 30 0.21 0.83 $117.08 $243,530

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)
Northeastern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
Southern Oregon and Linn County nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 50 0.26 1.02 (5) (5)


About May 2011 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 $90.00 per hour or $187,199 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 2011 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 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: March 27, 2012

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