SDN Members don't see this ad. (About Ads) No offense to any of you guys, but why do anesthesiologists make so much $$? During my surgery + Ob/Gyn rotation, the anesthesiologists at all the hospitals I rotated through did jack-squat. They put the patient out then do their crossword puzzle, read a book, or chit-chat. And they start out at ~300k?! They make more than the damn surgeon doing the case! What am I missing here??