Median pay for Certified Surgical Technologists with Orthopedics skills is around $20.24 per hour. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by the particular firm, followed by the particular city and years of experience. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. Female Certified Surgical Technologists with Orthopedics skills make up most of the survey respondents at 76 percent. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$30,768 - $59,079
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MEDIAN: $44,167
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$15.73 - $27.59
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$30,768 - $59,079  
   
Bonus
$304.10 - $4,872  
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$33,423 - $60,170  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 45
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$15.73 - $27.59  
   
Overtime
$15.15 - $39.82  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$304.10 - $4,872  
   
Total Pay (?
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$33,423 - $60,170  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,083

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HCA, Inc., Texas Health Resources, Kaiser Permanente, CHS, Inc., and Memorial Hermann Hospital are top-notch employers for Certified Surgical Technologists with Orthopedics skills in this area. 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.


Certified Surgical Technologists with Orthopedics skills with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $40K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $45K. For Certified Surgical Technologists with Orthopedics skills, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $49K. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $52K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $43,754

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

Home to some of the best pay for Certified Surgical Technologists with Orthopedics skills, New York offers exceptional salaries, 45 percent above the national average. Certified Surgical Technologists with Orthopedics skills will also find cushy salaries in Dallas (+31 percent), Los Angeles (+18 percent), Fort Worth (+17 percent), and Houston (+12 percent). In Tulsa, salaries are 13 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Workers in Jacksonville and Nashville earn less than others in this profession; their salaries fall short of the national average by 12 percent.

Key Stats for Certified Surgical Technologist (CST)

Gender

Female
76 %
Male
24 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 173 votes.
036
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
10%
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Experience Affects Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) Salaries

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National Average
$44,000


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 173 votes.

Gender

Female
76 %
Male
24 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
vision benefits
Vision: 65%
dental benefits
None: 15%
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