Anesthesiologist salaries increase modestly this year: 4 report details

Anesthesiology is one of the highest-earning physician specialties, according to Medscape's 2019 anesthesiologist compensation report.

Medscape surveyed nearly 20,000 physicians to compile the report.

Four details:

1. On average, anesthesiologists earn $392,000 a year, up from $386,000 in last year's report.

2. Male anesthesiologists earn $407,000; women earn $344,000.

3. Self-employed anesthesiologists earn $424,000; other anesthesiologists earn $369,000.

4. Fifty-eight percent of anesthesiologists reported that they felt that they were fairly compensated.

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