2024 anesthesiologist compensation in 9 numbers

Anesthesiologists in the U.S. earn an average of $472,000 annually, according to Medscape's 2024 "Anesthesiologist Compensation Report," published May 24. 

Here are eight more statistics to know regarding anesthesiologist compensation in 2024, per the report: 

1. Seventy-one percent of anesthesiologists said compensation was a factor when choosing their practice specialty. 

2. A majority of anesthesiologists (66%) said most physicians in the U.S. are underpaid. 

3. A majority of anesthesiologists (54%) said they are fairly compensated when considering work demands. 

4. Anesthesiologists saw a 5% increase in pay in 2024. 

5. Forty-four percent of anesthesiologists said they take on side gigs outside their key roles. 

6. Anesthesiology tied with physical medicine and allergy and immunology for the eighth-happiest specialty when it comes to compensation. 

7. About 57% of anesthesiologists said their income is not affected by competing physician practices. 

8. Around 53% of anesthesiologists said compensation bonuses are available to them. 

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