Sterile Processing Technologist Salary (United States)

A Sterile Processing Technologist earns an average wage of $13.17 per hour. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for employees with more than 20 years' experience. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.
Sterile Processing Technologist Total Pay (?
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$23,528 - $51,521
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MEDIAN: $30,214
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Sterile Processing Technologist Total Pay (?
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$9.70 - $19.41
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MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$23,528 - $51,521  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,212  
Total Pay (?
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$20,408 - $41,852  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 513
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$9.70 - $19.41  
   
Overtime
$12.34 - $27.82  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,212  
   
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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$20,408 - $41,852  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 513
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Job Description for Sterile Processing Technologist
Sterile processing technologists are necessary in the medical field because they make sure that all instruments in operations or surgeries are clean. This is extremely important, as any instruments used in medical procedures may cause infection or even death if they are not cleaned properly.
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Sterile Processing Technologist Tasks
  • Monitor inventory and order supplies at appropriate intervals.
  • Disassemble and reassemble instruments, surgical trays or equipment to clean and repair.
  • Decontaminate, process, sterilize, and store equipment and instruments.
  • Deliver sterilized equipment to usage areas.

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Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Experience Affects Sterile Processing Technologist Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 22%
Mid-Career
up arrow 14%
Late-Career
up arrow 13%
National Average
$28,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 9%
Job Satisfaction
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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 16 votes.
Gender
Female
67%
female alumni
 
Male
33%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
6%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 54% employee benefits None: 17%
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