A Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) in Knoxville, Tennessee earns an average wage of $15.69 per hour. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least. A skill in Open Heart is associated with high pay for this job.

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$19
MEDIAN: $15.00
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Overtime
$21.36  
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$28,021 - $50,418  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 22

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About Knoxville, Tennessee

Knox County, Tennessee
185,312
Male:
89,978 (48.6%)
Female:
95,334 (51.4%)
Knoxville is a city in the U.S. state of Tennessee, and the county seat of Knox County. The city had an estimated population of 185,291 in 2015 and a population of 178,874 as of the 2010 census, making it the state's third largest city after Nashville and Memphis. Knoxville is the principal city of the Knoxville Metropolitan Statistical Area, which, in 2013, had an estimated population of 852,715. The KMSA is, in turn, the central component of the Knoxville-Sevierville-La Follette Combined Statistical Area, which, in 2013, had a population of 1,096,961. First settled in 1786, Knoxville was the first capital of Tennessee. The city struggled with geographic isolation throughout the early 19th century. The arrival of the railroad in 1855 led to an economic boom. During the Civil War, the city was bitterly divided over the secession issue, and was occupied alternately by both Confederate and Union armies. Following the war,...
Knoxville:
$37,200
Tennessee:
$47,275
$772
Knoxville:
$125,900
Tennessee:
$150,600
4.3%

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Experience Affects Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 9%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$35,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 3%

Skills That Affect Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) Salaries

Open Heart
up arrow 14%

Orthopedics
0%

National Average
$35,000

Surgery
up arrow 3%

General Surgery
up arrow 4%

Operating Room / OR
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2 votes.

Gender

Female
50 %
Male
50 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 77%
dental benefits
Dental: 62%
medical benefits
Vision: 62%
dental benefits
None: 23%
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