An anaesthesiologist assistant is responsible for assisting an anaesthesiologist in preparing a patient to receive the anaesthesia by explaining the treatment. She is also responsible for checking to make sure the patient is physically able to take the anaesthesia without being in danger of having an adverse reaction.
The average salary for a newly graduated anaesthesiologist assistant is approximately £74,750 per year, based on a 40-hour work week. The region in which a person works also can play a significant role in salary.
After the first year or two on the job, an anaesthesiologist assistant should expect a significant raise of anywhere between 5 and 15 per cent.
According to Payscale.com, an anaesthesiologist assistant who has been on the job for between one and four years should expect to make between £58,500 and £86,450 per year.
Comparable to CRNAs
According to Case Western Reserve University, an anaesthesiologist assistant's salary is comparable to the salary that a certified registered nurse anaesthetist receives.
According to the American Medical Association, an experienced anaesthesiologist assistant can earn between £104,000 and £117,000 per year.