Locum tenens anesthesiology jobs are contract roles designed to fill gaps in care at healthcare facilities over a specific timeframe. These assignments can range from a week to well over a year.
Locum anesthesiologists hold the same qualifications as their permanent peers, and often choose locum work for higher pay and increased flexibility.
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Anesthesiologists earn an average salary of $448,000 per year, according to Medscape. That puts anesthesiologists in the top third of all physician salaries.
Locum tenens anesthesiologists earn between $225 and $300 an hour, depending on a variety of factors relating to the assignment, facility, and the experience of the anesthesiologist.
Anesthesiology employment is projected by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics to grow 3 percent from 2022 to 2032. This number is in line with the average projected growth for all occupations.
The average salary for anesthesiologists has increased 25 percent since 2015. In 2023, it increased 10 percent to $448,000 a year.