5 top-paying care settings for anesthesiologists — Specialty hospitals, outpatient centers & more

An estimated 30,590 anesthesiologists are employed in the U.S., according to the most recent Bureau of Labor Statistics data available.

Top paying industries for anesthesiologists:

1. Specialty hospitals (excluding psychiatric and substance abuse hospitals)

Employment: 90
Percent of industry employment: 0.03
Hourly mean wage: Equal to or greater than $100
Annual mean wage: Equal to or greater than $208,000

2. Dentist offices

Employment: 40
Percent of industry employment: Less than .005 percent
Hourly mean wage: $134.98
Annual mean wage: $280,750

3. Physician offices

Employment: 25,900
Percent of industry employment: 1.02
Hourly mean wage: $132.37
Annual mean wage: $275,320

4. Outpatient care centers

Employment: 650
Percent of industry employment: 0.07
Hourly mean wage: $129.43
Annual mean wage: $269,220

5. Home healthcare services

Employment: Estimate unavailable
Percent of industry employment: Estimate unavailable
Hourly mean wage: $116.02
Annual mean wage: $241,320

Note: Estimates don't equal total employment numbers because certain sectors and self-employed workers are excluded. BLS calculated annual wages by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours. For select occupations, the annual wage was calculated based on reported survey data.

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