The average rate for a Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) is $17.99 per hour. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) Total Pay (?
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$23,784 - $59,341
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MEDIAN: $39,625
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Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) Total Pay (?
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$13.72 - $24.83
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MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$23,784 - $59,341  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $993  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $3,973  
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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$29,019 - $54,779  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,735
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$13.72 - $24.83  
   
Overtime
$11.50 - $38.93  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $993  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $3,973  
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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$29,019 - $54,779  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,735
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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 by Experience Level for Certified Surgical Technologist (CST)
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
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Houston
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Boston
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Orlando
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$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

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Gynecology
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Obstetrics/Gynecology (OB/GYN)
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General Surgery
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Surgery
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National Average
$39,000
Labor & Delivery, Birthing
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Gender
Female
79%
female alumni
 
Male
21%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
10%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 65%
vision benefits Vision: 54% employee benefits None: 20%
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