Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
29,220 4.9 % $124.09 $258,100 1.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $68.55 (5) (5) (5) (5)
Annual Wage (2) $142,590 (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 25,040 1.00 $128.54 $267,360
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 2,700 0.05 $95.00 $197,600
Outpatient Care Centers 500 0.07 (5) (5)
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 420 0.01 $67.18 $139,740
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 230 0.03 $105.68 $219,810

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 25,040 1.00 $128.54 $267,360
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 220 0.09 $98.47 $204,820
Outpatient Care Centers 500 0.07 (5) (5)
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 2,700 0.05 $95.00 $197,600
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 230 0.03 $105.68 $219,810

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Outpatient Care Centers 500 0.07 (5) (5)
Offices of Physicians 25,040 1.00 $128.54 $267,360
Offices of Dentists 30 (7) $121.32 $252,340
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 230 0.03 $105.68 $219,810
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 220 0.09 $98.47 $204,820


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 2,710 0.23 1.11 $123.83 $257,570
California 2,430 0.16 0.74 $126.94 $264,040
Florida 1,870 0.24 1.12 $120.42 $250,480
New York 1,740 0.19 0.91 $123.58 $257,040
Pennsylvania 1,440 0.25 1.19 $124.33 $258,610




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 270 0.61 2.86 $136.15 $283,200
Missouri 1,220 0.45 2.13 $114.48 $238,110
Kentucky 700 0.38 1.79 (5) (5)
Alabama 710 0.38 1.78 (5) (5)
Nevada 440 0.36 1.70 (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)
Wyoming (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
Wisconsin 360 0.13 0.61 (5) (5)
Tennessee 560 0.20 0.94 (5) (5)
Oregon 490 0.28 1.33 (5) (5)
Oklahoma 240 0.15 0.71 (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-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,370 0.21 1.00 $123.11 $256,070
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,210 0.41 1.95 $130.42 $271,280
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 720 0.17 0.83 (5) (5)
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 620 0.35 1.67 $116.88 $243,100
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 590 0.44 2.07 (5) (5)
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 500 0.14 0.66 $71.37 $148,460
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 500 0.41 1.93 (5) (5)
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 480 0.38 1.79 $130.32 $271,060
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 400 0.36 1.71 (5) (5)
Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN 390 0.62 2.93 (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)
Mobile, AL 150 0.88 4.16 (5) (5)
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA 260 0.74 3.48 (5) (5)
Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA 210 0.66 3.11 $101.38 $210,870
Burlington-South Burlington, VT 80 0.64 3.01 $104.60 $217,580
Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN 390 0.62 2.93 (5) (5)
Silver Spring-Frederick-Rockville, MD Metropolitan Division 330 0.57 2.69 (5) (5)
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL 130 0.54 2.53 $118.60 $246,690
Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY 270 0.50 2.34 $113.75 $236,590
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA 100 0.44 2.06 (5) (5)
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 590 0.44 2.07 (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)
Lewiston-Auburn, ME (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA 100 0.44 2.06 (5) (5)
Wilmington, DE-MD-NJ Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
Wichita, KS (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
Tulsa, OK (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 500 0.41 1.93 (5) (5)
South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
Silver Spring-Frederick-Rockville, MD Metropolitan Division 330 0.57 2.69 (5) (5)
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 590 0.44 2.07 (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)
Central Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 30 0.28 1.33 $121.08 $251,840

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 30 0.28 1.33 $121.08 $251,840

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)
Northern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
Northeast Coastal North Carolina nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
East Kentucky nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)


About May 2015 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 $90.00 per hour or $187,200 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 2015 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2016