The average wage for a Sterile Processing Technician is $13.13 per hour. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
Sterile Processing Technician Total Pay (?
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$22,228 - $45,626
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MEDIAN: $33,283
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Sterile Processing Technician Total Pay (?
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$9.91 - $18.30
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MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$22,228 - $45,626  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $605  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $3,244  
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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$20,856 - $40,110  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,516
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$9.91 - $18.30  
   
Overtime
$2.02 - $27.31  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $605  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $3,244  
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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$20,856 - $40,110  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,516
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Job Description for Sterile Processing Technician
Sterile processing technicians, also known as surgical technologists, work as part of an operations team in a health care organization. They play an essential role in patient safety as well as infection control. Sterile processing technicians operate the sterilizing equipment such as the autoclave that sterilizes equipment, gloves, and needles. They must obey all hospital policies and are responsible for arranging the surgical equipment in the operating room. They must check, assemble, and adjust all medical tools to ensure they are all functioning properly before the surgery begins. They must make sure all tools and equipment have been decontaminated and that the area is completely sterile before and after procedures. Due to hospitals' around-the-clock schedule, being on-call is often required, as is some holiday work.
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Sterile Processing Technician Tasks
  • Deliver supplies and carts for expected and unusual situations.
  • Prepare equipment for procedures.
  • Sterilize and deliver instruments and equipment for patient care.
Pay by Experience Level for Sterile Processing Technician
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
San Francisco
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Philadelphia
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Denver
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Chicago
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Atlanta
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Phoenix
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Orlando
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National Average
$28,000
Houston
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Fort Worth
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Cleveland
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St. Louis
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Richmond
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Experience Affects Sterile Processing Technician Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
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National Average
$28,000

Skills That Affect Sterile Processing Technician Salaries

Cleaning
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Instrument Control
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National Average
$28,000
Decontamination
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Surgery
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sterilization
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Gender
Female
69%
female alumni
 
Male
31%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
7%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 18%
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