What Is the Average Salary of an Anesthesiologist?

The average annual salary for an anesthesiologist was $246,320, according to May 2014 U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data. The highest-paying employment setting was doctor's offices, with average annual pay at $256,230. In outpatient care settings, anesthesiologists averaged $242,150 per year.

Among other large employment settings, general medical and surgical hospitals paid anesthesiologists $191,970 per year on average as of May 2014. Specialty hospitals offered average annual pay of $190,570. Though no exact dollar amount was provided, it is also noted that Wyoming was the top-paying state for anesthesiologists, with an average salary equal to or greater than $187,199 per year. Wisconsin and Tennessee were other top-paying states.