Central Service Technician Salary

The average Central Service Technician in the United States earns approximately $14.53 per hour. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. The majority of Central Service Technicians claim high levels of job satisfaction. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$19,872 - $50,952
$20K
$36K
$51K
MEDIAN: $35,972
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50%
90%

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$11.32 - $19.63
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MEDIAN: $14.53
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$19,872 - $50,952  
   
Bonus
$2,000  
Profit Sharing
$2,250  
Total Pay (?
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$23,971 - $42,306  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 22
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$11.32 - $19.63  
   
Hourly Tips
$5.25  
Overtime
$11.74 - $29.87  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$2,000  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,250  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$23,971 - $42,306  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 230
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Job Description for Central Service Technician

Central service technicians work primarily in hospitals, nursing homes, and other medical facilities to sterilize medical equipment for patient care or surgery. They must be familiar with all tools used in surgery and other activities within the hospital, as well as methods of sterilizing these tools and equipment, as maintenance may vary from one item to another.

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Central Service Technician Tasks

  • Responsible for processing incoming supplies and equipment.
  • Maintain par level inventory of sterile patient care items and keep adequate documentation.
  • Assure the sterility of processed goods.
  • Prepare packs of supplies including packs for surgery cases, linens, and instruments in sterile processing.
  • Perform cleaning, decontamination and sterilizing duties.

Common Career Paths for Central Service Technician


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Central Service Technicians who transition into an upper level Sterile Processing Technician position will not necessarily make much more than they do in their current role. The average Sterile Processing Technician makes $30K a year.

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Pay by Experience Level for Central Service Technician

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For many Central Service Technicians, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. The median compensation for relatively untried workers is $30K; in the five-to-10 year group, it's higher at around $31K. Central Service Technicians with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $35K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't higher than less experienced individuals' earnings.

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Key Stats for Central Service Technician

Gender

Female
70 %
Male
30 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 26 votes.
Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
7%
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Experience Affects Central Service Technician Salaries

Late-Career
▲15%

Experienced
▲13%

National Average
$31,000

Mid-Career
▼1%

▼3%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 26 votes.

Gender

Female
70 %
Male
30 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
vision benefits
Vision: 62%
dental benefits
None: 16%
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