Experienced Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) Salary

Pay for Experienced Certified Surgical Technologists sits in the ballpark of $22.57 per hour. Most Experienced Certified Surgical Technologists report high levels of job satisfaction. A strong majority enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. Experienced Certified Surgical Technologists who responded to the questionnaire are largely women, dominating at 82 percent. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$31,997 - $61,721
$32K
$48K
$62K
MEDIAN: $48,341
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50%
90%

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$17.93 - $29.41
$18
$23
$29
MEDIAN: $22.57
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$31,997 - $61,721  
   
Bonus
$397.32 - $5,051  
Total Pay (?
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$37,507 - $64,080  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 39
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$17.93 - $29.41  
   
Overtime
$12.21 - $45.59  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$397.32 - $5,051  
   
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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$37,507 - $64,080  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 704

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $48,338

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New York offers some of the highest pay in the country for Experienced Certified Surgical Technologists, 44 percent above the national average. Experienced Certified Surgical Technologists can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Hartford (+34 percent), Austin (+23 percent), Houston (+16 percent), and Fort Worth (+14 percent). Columbia is the lowest-paying area, 13 percent south of the national average. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Orlando (10 percent less) and Jacksonville (9 percent less).

Key Stats for Certified Surgical Technologist (CST)

Gender

Female
82 %
Male
18 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 88 votes.
10-19 years
90%
20 years or more
10%
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Skills That Affect Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) Salaries

Open Heart
▲6%

Pediatrics
▲6%

Robotics
▲5%

Oral Surgery
▲4%

▲3%

Brain Surgery
▲3%

▲2%

▲1%

Labor & Delivery, Birthing
▲1%

Operating Room / OR
▼0%

Gynecology
▼0%

Emergency/Trauma
▼0%

National Average
$48,000



Vascular
▼8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 88 votes.

Gender

Female
82 %
Male
18 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
vision benefits
Vision: 63%
no benefits
None: 17%