Median pay for Central Service Technicians in the United States is around $14.53 per hour. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Women make up the majority of Central Service Technicians (68 percent) who completed the questionnaire. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. Work is reasonably fulfilling for most Central Service Technicians — the majority report average levels of job satisfaction.

$19,812 - $50,285
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$34K
$50K
MEDIAN: $33,832
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$11.39 - $19.56
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MEDIAN: $14.53
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$19,812 - $50,285  
   
Bonus
$2,000  
Profit Sharing
$2,250  
Total Pay (?
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$24,036 - $42,083  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 21
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$11.39 - $19.56  
   
Hourly Tips
$5.25  
Overtime
$11.74 - $29.82  
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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$24,036 - $42,083  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 236

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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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Many Central Service Technicians move into a Sterile Processing Technician role, which does not lead to a big boost in pay. Sterile Processing Technicians on average bring in a similar salary to Central Service Technicians.

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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. Someone who has worked for fewer than five years earns around $30K on average. Individuals with five to 10 years of experience don't get much more, though; the average income in this group is $30K. Central Service Technicians who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $34K. Veterans who have worked for more than two decades do tend to make the most in the end; the median pay for this group is $35K.

Central Service Technician Advice

Q: What is it like working as a Central Service Technician?

Central Service Technician in Edison:
"Expect the unexpected."
Take what you can learn, as much as you can, and get the experience needed to move on to better things.

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Key Stats for Central Service Technician

Gender

Female
68 %
Male
32 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 25 votes.
045
Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
8%
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Experience Affects Central Service Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 15%

Experienced
up arrow 10%

National Average
$31,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

Entry-Level
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 25 votes.

Gender

Female
68 %
Male
32 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
vision benefits
Vision: 62%
dental benefits
None: 16%
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