Sterile Processing Technologist Salary

A Sterile Processing Technologist earns an average wage of $13.77 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.

$26,549 - $88,084
(Median)
$27K
$38K
$88K
MEDIAN: $38,000
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$9.68 - $21.02
(Median)
$9
$14
$21
MEDIAN: $13.00
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Salary
$26,549 - $88,084  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,949  
Total Pay (?
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$20,579 - $49,008  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 12
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Hourly Rate
$9.68 - $21.02  
   
Overtime
$7.18 - $28.50  
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,949  
   
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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$20,579 - $49,008  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 164
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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 29%

Experienced
up arrow 26%

Mid-Career
up arrow 20%

National Average
$29,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

Gender

Female
60 %
Male
40 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 66%
vision benefits Vision: 54% employee benefits None: 17%
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