Central Service Technician Salary

Central Service Technicians in the United States pull down an average of $13.97 per hour. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Central Service Technicians like their work and job satisfaction is high. Most Central Service Technicians survey respondents are women (72 percent). A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$27,158 - $41,881
(Median)
$27K
$32K
$42K
MEDIAN: $31,872
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$10.80 - $19.42
(Median)
$11
$14
$19
MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$27,158 - $41,881  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,269  
Profit Sharing
$2,002  
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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$22,887 - $41,509  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 26
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$10.80 - $19.42  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$13.99 - $28.87  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,269  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,002  
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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$22,887 - $41,509  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 243
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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

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

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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.


Central Service Technicians with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $31K, and those with five to 10 years' experience earn a higher median of $29K. Central Service Technicians see a median salary of $32K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Old hands boasting more than twenty years of relevant experience report pay that is more or less commensurate with that extensive experience; average earnings for this group come out to approximately $36K.

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Experience Affects Central Service Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 19%

Experienced
up arrow 6%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$30,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 19 votes.

Gender

Female
72 %
Male
28 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
medical benefits
Vision: 62%
dental benefits
None: 15%
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