Salary of a Pediatric Anesthesiologist

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Salary of a Pediatric Anesthesiologist
The paediatric anaesthesiologist is with the patient throughout surgery. (Image by Flickr.com, courtesy of Robert S. Donovan)

Paediatric anesthesiologists--like all anesthesiologists--are trained to practice medicine, but their speciality is to administer anaesthesia and monitor paediatric patients before, during and after surgery. Paediatric anesthesiologists attend school for 12 years (which includes internship). The career is currently one of most high paying medical professions, according to Degreedirectory.com.

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Function

Paediatric anesthesiologists examine patient histories, monitor pre- and post-operation care and administer anaesthesia in newborns, infants, toddlers and children.

Types

There are three main types of paediatric anesthesiologists, according to Vanderbiltchildrens.org: general, cardiac and pain service.

Geography

Paediatric anesthesiologists' salaries vary by experience, hours worked, geographic region and the type of health care facility at which they practice, according to Anesthesiazone.com.

Factors Impacting Salary

Paediatric anesthesiologists who work in private practices typically make more than those who are on the staff of hospitals, according to Degreedirectory.com

Average Salary

Paediatric anesthesiologists can earn up to £260,000 a year, according to Degreedirectory.com. Another website--Anesthesiazone.com--states that some paediatric anesthesiologists can earn upwards of £780 per day.

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