See the who survey HERE. It is worth it to read the slides.
In 2011, anesthesiologists earned a mean income of $309,000, down from $325,000 the prior year. These respondents are among the top 6 fields in earnings, at more than $300,000. The others are radiology, orthopedic surgery, cardiology, and urology. About 7% of anesthesiologists earn $500,000 or more. About 10% earn $100,000 or less, compared with 6% in last year's survey.
For employed anesthesiologists, compensation covers salary, bonus, and profit-sharing contributions. For partners, compensation includes earnings after tax-deductible business expenses but before income tax. Compensation excludes non-patient-related activities (eg, expert witness services, speaking engagements, and product sales).
Just over 4 in 10 anesthesiologists saw virtually no difference in income between 2011 and 2010, about the same as for physicians in all specialties. Another 34% of anesthesiologists saw a decrease in their earnings (compared with 16% last year), while 26% reported an increase (compared with about 20% last year). In last year's survey, about one half of anesthesiologists saw no change
Salary By Region:
% of MDAs who feel fairly compensated:
With a mean income of 310K only 11% of MDAs consider themselves "rich":
Over 50% of MDAs spend an Average of 50 or less Hours a week taking care of patients contrary to popular dogma.
Less than 50% of all MDAs would choose medicine as a career again and of the 50% who would less than 50% would choose Anesthesia.