Entry-Level Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) Salary

The average wage for an Entry-Level Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) is $17.95 per hour.

$29,355 - $52,631
$29K
$40K
$53K
MEDIAN: $40,288
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$14.60 - $24.17
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MEDIAN: $18.18
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$0$52K
Salary $29,355 - $52,631
Bonus $244.68 - $3,091
Profit Sharing $800
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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$30,592 - $52,446
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 136
Hourly Data $0$36
Hourly Rate $14.60 - $24.17
Hourly Tips $3.13
Overtime $17.18 - $36.95
Annual Data $0$52K
Bonus $244.68 - $3,091
Profit Sharing $800
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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$30,592 - $52,446
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,550

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National Average: $38,822

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Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) in Granby:
"Extra work I am expected to do."

Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) in Houston:
"Emergency surgical procedures."
It's not an easy job. Many cases will be added to schedule. Work on a buddy team. Continue with your education.

Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) in Fayetteville:
"Long days , hard work."
Must be mature and professional and be willing to work in stressful situations for long hours, sometimes without a break.

Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) in Evansville:
"Do as you wish."
Dr gentry is one of the best! But you will not receive a raise and I mean nothing, nor any kind of review. Dr is in 2 weeks and out 2 weeks which makes it almost stress free.

Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) in Houston:
"Make sure you can separate work &home."
Make sure you have a work/home balance.

Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) in Midland:
"That you will never know everything."
Calm down. You will be overwhelmed for awhile. It will take a solid year for you to really start to feel comfortable and that you will be able to handle whatever comes at you. Relax, ask questions, always be respectful to your surgeons, no matter how disrespectful they may be to you. Always check your ego and attitude at the door and always offer to help. This will take you far in wherever you choose to work.

Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) in Dallas:
Don't do it. The amount of stress, and dealing with asshole doctors, nurses, and other techs is not worth the pay. Taking call sucks, standing for extended periods of time, 12-13 hours sometimes without a break or lunch sucks.

Key Stats for Certified Surgical Technologist (CST)

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 167 votes.
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
76%
5-9 years
14%
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Skills That Affect Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) Salaries

Open Heart
▲7%

Robotics
▲5%

Brain Surgery
▲5%

Pediatrics
▲4%

▲3%

Emergency/Trauma
▲3%

Oral Surgery
▲3%

▲2%

▲2%



▼0%

plastic surgery
▼0%

National Average
$39,000

Obstetrics/Gynecology (OB/GYN)
▼2%


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 167 votes.

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
vision benefits
Vision: 64%
no benefits
None: 17%
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