Sterile Processing Technologist Salary

A Sterile Processing Technologist earns an average wage of $14.54 per hour. For the first five to ten years in this position, pay increases sharply, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.

$25,641 - $87,262
(Median)
$26K
$40K
$87K
MEDIAN: $39,998
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$10.10 - $20.63
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MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$25,641 - $87,262  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,521  
Total Pay (?
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$22,027 - $49,446  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 13
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.10 - $20.63  
   
Overtime
$8.25 - $31.33  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,521  
   
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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$22,027 - $49,446  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 180
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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.

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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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Pay by Experience Level for Sterile Processing Technologist

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Experience Affects Sterile Processing Technologist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 18%

Mid-Career
up arrow 17%

Experienced
up arrow 16%

National Average
$31,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 13 votes.

Gender

Female
64 %
Male
36 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 63%
medical benefits
Vision: 52%
dental benefits
None: 20%
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