Anesthesiologist Salary In South Africa

If you want to know the salary of anesthesiologist in South Africa, you are at home. How much do anesthesiologist earn in SA?

We will give you all the details you have to know in this post. In this post we are going to make known to you every detail you need to know about an anesthesiologist’s salary in South Africa.

The primary responsibility of an anesthesiologist is concerned with the total perioperative care of patients before, during and after surgery. It encompasses anesthesia, intensive care medicine, critical emergency medicine, and pain medicine.

The post answers the following questions

  • How much do anesthesiologist get paid in South Africa (in the public sector)
  • How much do anesthesiologist get paid monthly in South Africa (in the private sector).
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All the information in this writeup will be useful for doctors and medical student.

In South Africa, almost all medical specialist earns similar salary. However, year of experience counts in salary disbursements.

Anesthesiologist with higher years of experience and qualification may earn higher salary than those with little or no experience.

Anesthetist/anesthesiologist are part of the Medial specialties and the details of their salaries are explained below.

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Components of Medical Specialist (Anesthesiologist) Salary

  • Total Cost to Employer
  • Rural or Inhospitable allowance
  • Overtime allowance


Medical in South Africa are divided into three major categories also known as streams. They include

  • General practitioners
  • Specialist streams
  • Management stream

Anesthesiologist fall under the Specialist stream.  

Anesthesiologist Salary In South Africa

Salary of Anesthetics    

Anesthetiologist Gross Salary per annum Net Salary per month
Registrar R 1 052 218,59 R 58 093,10
Senior Registrar R 1 418 311, 96 R 75 357,46
Specialist grade 1 R 1 418 311,96 R 75 357,46
Specialist GRADE 2 R 1 621 668,23 R 84 762,21
SPECIALIST GRADE 3 R 1 882 017,80 R 96 206,36
SPECIALIST (LAST NOTCH) GRADE 3 R 2352 940,611 R 116 906,66
SUB-SPECIALIST GRADE 1 R 1 646 004,35 R 85 831 95
SUB-SPECIALIST GRADE 2 R 1 882 017,80 R 96 206, 36
SUB-SPECIALIST (LAST NOTCH) GRADE 3 R 2 352 940,61 R 116 906, 66
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Anesthesiologist Salary

From the table above it can be said that registered anesthesiologist earn between R 60 000 – R 120 000 per month.


This salary may differ from facility to facility. Speak with the head of your hospital before you apply for employment. Thank you.

Things to note

Like other professionals in the public sector, medical specialists get allowances (in hospitable allowance, fuel allowance, etc) which increases the average salary per month.

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