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?