What is an anesthesiologists salary in Australia?

Article by Bethany Rogers27 Jul 2021
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Anaesthetics is one of Australia’s highest-paid doctor salaries in Australia.

According to the latest data from the Australian Tax Office, anaesthetists and anesthesiologists in Australia earned an average taxable income of $386,065.

Where you’re based, your level of training and other factors can have an impact on how much you earn. But the data’s clear: anaesthetics is one of the best-paid medical specialities, vying with a surgeons salary for Australia’s best-paid job.

The salary for locum anaesthetists in Australia is:

Resident medical officers (RMO): $80 – $150 per hour Registrars: $100 – $180 per hour Consultant anaesthetists: $2,000 – $2,500 per day

For consultant-level anaesthetists in permanent roles, the average salary range is $200,000 to $500,000.

How anaesthetists can increase their salary:

Anaesthetists’ highly specialist skills are in demand.

With surgical procedures on the rise, the need for anaesthetists across both private and public hospitals is rising too.

Anesthesiology in Australia is highly developed and has some of the highest practice standards in the world. Significant investment in facilities means 2021 is a great time to be an anaesthetist: you have excellent training opportunities and access to the latest equipment.

Here’s how anaesthetists could increase their salary:

Keep training and upskilling. Though there are many job opportunities for anaesthetists, it’s those with the most skills and experience who earn the big bucks. It’s not all about exams and book-study. Teach yourself to cultivate important ‘soft’ skills like communication and the ability to work in a team.
Train in a subspecialty. As well as general anaesthetics, you could train in a subspecialty like paediatrics, neuro-anaesthesia, ICU cover, cardiac, obstetrics or pain management.
Gain unique experiences. Locuming enables you to take on different roles across Australia. This helps you gain unique experiences and build a well-rounded CV that’ll help you get the top anaesthetist jobs.

Looking to gain experience and further your career in anesthesiology? Work with us to find top-paying roles in a range of subspecialties. We’ve got jobs in anaesthetics for doctors and specialists at different stages in their careers. Join us to discover the next step in your career.

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Bethany Rogers
Article by Bethany RogersMedrecruit Editor
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