Anesthesiologists make an average wage of $113.01 per hour according to an occupational study completed by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in May 2013. On an annual basis, anesthesiologists earn a total of $235,070 on average.
Actual wages for anesthesiologists can vary according to differences in work location and work duties. The bottom 10 percent of earners in the field earn $130,620 per year or less.
Anesthesiologists primarily dispense and administer anesthetics to patients before, during and after medical procedures. As of 2013, more than 30,000 anesthesiologists are at work in the U.S. The BLS reports expected job growth of 24.4 percent during the decade of 2012 to 2022.