A Mid-Career Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) earns an average wage of $20.20 per hour. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Oral Surgery and Pediatrics.

$30,639 - $56,020
(Median)
$31K
$45K
$56K
MEDIAN: $44,797
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$16.02 - $26.70
(Median)
$16
$20
$27
MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$30,639 - $56,020  
   
Bonus
$481.77 - $5,152  
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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$33,751 - $58,526  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 50
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$16.02 - $26.70  
   
Overtime
$20.20 - $39.93  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$481.77 - $5,152  
   
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).
)
$33,751 - $58,526  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 780
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National Average: $43,352

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Skills That Affect Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) Salaries

Pediatrics
up arrow 10%

Oral Surgery
up arrow 10%

plastic surgery
up arrow 8%

Open Heart
up arrow 6%

Emergency/Trauma
up arrow 5%

Brain Surgery
up arrow 5%

General Surgery
up arrow 2%

Orthopedics
up arrow 2%

Surgery
up arrow 2%

Gynecology
up arrow 2%

Urology
up arrow 1%

Robotics
up arrow 1%

Operating Room / OR
0%

National Average
$43,000

Obstetrics/Gynecology (OB/GYN)
up arrow 1%

Labor & Delivery, Birthing
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 98 votes.

Gender

Female
81 %
Male
19 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
medical benefits
Vision: 61%
dental benefits
None: 17%
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