SDN Members don't see this ad. (About Ads) This is not about me being against the higher pay, but simply not knowing why. Most of this is speculation, but it seems a lot of the lesser traditional positions make the more money. Kind of like Radiology, or Dermatology. By less traditional, I mean not your typical stressful examine, diagnose, prescribe/treat doctor. I know Derm is, but stereotype is, it has better hours, no emergencies, less tress. I hope you get what I'm saying lol. Pretty much, what does Anesthesiology do that brings in such great money?