Sterile Processing Technologist Salary
The average rate for a Sterile Processing Technologist is $15.25 per hour.
|Salary||$25,083 - $58,734|
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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).)
|$24,408 - $46,680|
|Hourly Rate||$11.54 - $20.89|
|Overtime||$10.06 - $31.18|
|Total Pay (||$24,408 - $46,680|
Job Description for Sterile Processing Technologist
Sterile processing technologists are employed primarily in hospitals, outpatient care centers, physicians' offices, and dentists' offices. These technologists are generally responsible for maintaining surgical instruments, keeping them sterile and free from spreading various diseases, and ensuring that all medical equipment is clean and sterile prior to its use in a medical procedure.Read More...
Sterile processing technologists must examine medical instruments for defects and report them to their supervisors, as well as distribute medical supplies, assemble instrument trays for operating rooms, order supplies when needed, and ensure that all sterile instruments/supplies are within their respective expiration dates. They must be able to work well in a fast-paced work environment, as well as perform tasks that may require bending, lifting, and reaching for objects weighing 25 lbs or more. Strong communication, interpersonal, and customer service skills are also important.
A high school diploma is a minimum requirement for this position, and some employers may require prospective applicants to complete a one-year certification program in central service and sterile processing. However, educational courses and training can also be completed in programs which cover equipment management, aseptic and sterilization techniques, and medical terminology. Furthermore, a BLS Certification from the American Heart Association may be required by some employers, and candidates can obtain further certification through the Certification Board for Sterile Processing and Distribution or the International Association for Healthcare Central Service Material Management.
Sterile Processing Technologist Tasks
- Decontaminate, process, sterilize, and store equipment and instruments.
- Deliver sterilized equipment to usage areas.
- Monitor inventory and order supplies at appropriate intervals.
- Disassemble and reassemble instruments, surgical trays or equipment to clean and repair.
Pay by Experience Level for Sterile Processing Technologist
Pay by Experience for a Sterile Processing Technologist has a positive trend. An entry-level Sterile Processing Technologist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $30,000 based on 95 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Sterile Processing Technologist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $34,000 based on 54 salaries. An experienced Sterile Processing Technologist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $36,000 based on 48 salaries. A Sterile Processing Technologist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $37,000 based on 23 salaries.
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