Entry-Level Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) Salary

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

$29,210 - $52,090
$29K
$40K
$52K
MEDIAN: $39,587
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$14.51 - $23.84
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MEDIAN: $17.95
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$29,210 - $52,090  
   
Bonus
$102.41 - $3,000  
Profit Sharing
$725  
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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$30,364 - $51,904  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 146
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$14.51 - $23.84  
   
Hourly Tips
$3.13  
Overtime
$18.26 - $35.84  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$102.41 - $3,000  
   
Profit Sharing
$725  
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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$30,364 - $51,904  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,498

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National Average: $38,338

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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 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 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 Cape Girardeau:
"Education."
I wish I had my associate degree because it opens more possibilities as well as allows you to make more.

Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) in Beaverton:
"Surgery will go on without you (me)"
No matter what you think you know, you could always ask questions and learn.

Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) in Nashville:
"Wish I'd found Surgical Technology when I was younger."
Learn to do your job to the best of your ability and pay attention to what others on the OR team do so you can be a bigger help to the them; this will also allow you to advance in your career.

Key Stats for Certified Surgical Technologist (CST)

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 164 votes.
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
76%
5-9 years
14%
Location:
Years in Fields/Career:
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Skills That Affect Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) Salaries

Open Heart
▲9%

Robotics
▲7%

Brain Surgery
▲6%

Pediatrics
▲5%

▲4%

▲4%

Emergency/Trauma
▲4%

Oral Surgery
▲4%

▲3%



▲1%

plastic surgery
▲1%

Obstetrics/Gynecology (OB/GYN)
▼0%

National Average
$38,000


Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
vision benefits
Vision: 63%
no benefits
None: 16%