Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) Salary (United States)

The average pay for a Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) is $18.07 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 and Vascular.
Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) Total Pay (?
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$23,731 - $58,743
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MEDIAN: $39,562
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Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) Total Pay (?
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$13.79 - $24.91
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MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$23,731 - $58,743  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $990  
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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$29,118 - $54,435  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,956
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$13.79 - $24.91  
   
Overtime
$12.57 - $39.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $990  
   
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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$29,118 - $54,435  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,956
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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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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
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General Surgery
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Surgery
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Neurosurgery
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Obstetrics/Gynecology (OB/GYN)
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Robotics
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National Average
$39,000
Labor & Delivery, Birthing
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Job Satisfaction
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Gender
Female
80%
female alumni
 
Male
20%
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: 77% dental benefits Dental: 65%
vision benefits Vision: 54% employee benefits None: 20%
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