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Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) Salary (United States)

The average pay for a Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) is $18.16 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Open Heart, Vascular, and Pediatrics.
Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) Salary (?
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$23,869 - $59,886
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MEDIAN: $39,522
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Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) Salary (?
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$13.88 - $24.95
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MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$23,869 - $59,886  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $991  
Profit Sharing
$147.40 - $1,323  
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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$29,222 - $54,617  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 208
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$13.88 - $24.95  
   
Overtime
$13.38 - $39.10  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $991  
   
Profit Sharing
$147.40 - $1,323  
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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$29,222 - $54,617  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,897
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Job Description for Certified Surgical Technologist (CST)

  • Set up and maintain surgical field, collaborating with nurses and doctors and assisting where required.
  • Assemble, transport, and retrieve surgical equipment, ensuring all pieces leave the room.
  • Keep all needed surgical equipment at the ready, including sterile linens, saline, lights, suction machines, etc.
  • Inspect, maintain, decontaminate, and repair surgical equipment, keeping inventory records up to date.
  • Conduct pre- and post-surgery patient care, including shaving, transporting, and applying dressings.

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Pay Difference By Location

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New York
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Denver
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National Average
$39,000
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Experience Affects Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) Salaries

National Average
$39,000

Skills That Affect Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) Salaries

Vascular
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plastic surgery
up arrow 5%
Gynecology
up arrow 4%
Urology
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Surgery
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Obstetrics/Gynecology (OB/GYN)
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Neurosurgery
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General Surgery
0%
Robotics
0%
National Average
$39,000
Labor & Delivery, Birthing
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Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
81%
female alumni
 
Male
19%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 65%
vision benefits Vision: 55% employee benefits None: 20%