Median pay for Certified Surgical Technologists with Orthopedics skills lies in the neighborhood of $20.13 per hour. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is the particular firm, followed by the particular city and tenure. Most Certified Surgical Technologists with Orthopedics skills report high levels of job satisfaction. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. Most Certified Surgical Technologists with Orthopedics skills survey respondents are women (75 percent). The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$29,751 - $59,859
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MEDIAN: $44,985
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$15.57 - $27.55
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$29,751 - $59,859  
   
Bonus
$252.43 - $2,517  
Total Pay (?
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$32,983 - $59,989  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 47
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$15.57 - $27.55  
   
Overtime
$16.99 - $39.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$252.43 - $2,517  
   
Total Pay (?
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$32,983 - $59,989  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,023
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Heading up the field in terms of compensation, Kaiser Permanente offers the most; Certified Surgical Technologists with Orthopedics skills earn $68K on average there.

Pay by Experience Level for Certified Surgical Technologist (CST)

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For Certified Surgical Technologists with Orthopedics skills, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $39K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $44K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Certified Surgical Technologists with Orthopedics skills make a median salary of $49K. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $52K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $43,530

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

New York is home to an above-average pay rate for Certified Surgical Technologists with Orthopedics skills, 45 percent higher than the national average. Certified Surgical Technologists with Orthopedics skills will also find cushy salaries in Dallas (+29 percent), Denver (+19 percent), Fort Worth (+17 percent), and Los Angeles (+15 percent). Falling short of the national average by 13 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Tulsa. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Nashville (11 percent less) and Indianapolis (7 percent less).

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Experience Affects Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 19%

Experienced
up arrow 13%

Mid-Career
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National Average
$44,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 164 votes.

Gender

Female
75 %
Male
25 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
medical benefits
Vision: 64%
dental benefits
None: 15%
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