Sterilization Technician Salary

Sterilization Technicians in the United States can expect to earn an average of $12.73 per hour. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Some workers in this field — one in three — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by over one-half and dental plans are enjoyed by approximately one-half. Most Sterilization Technicians report high levels of job satisfaction. There are far more female Sterilization Technicians who answered the questionnaire than men, making up 82 percent.

$23,270 - $46,369
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MEDIAN: $33,894
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$9.93 - $18.22
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MEDIAN: $12.73
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$23,270 - $46,369  
   
Bonus
$20.13 - $1,014  
Total Pay (?
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$20,722 - $38,629  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 15
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$9.93 - $18.22  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.04  
Overtime
$9.30 - $29.73  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$20.13 - $1,014  
   
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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$20,722 - $38,629  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 231

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Job Description for Sterilization Technician

A sterilization technician works in places like hospitals, clinics, and dental offices. He or she cleans and decontaminates the various instruments used in routine operations and procedures. The technician is typically provided with a fairly inflexible list of procedures and guidelines to follow. The technician performs general cleaning and sterilizing of all instruments, but in certain situations where more specialized instruments are called for, he or she also must be aware of patient scheduling and any posted needs by medical professionals. That way, the tech can have the proper tools sterilized and prepared when needed.

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Sterilization Technician Tasks

  • Monitor and review inventory, ensuring hygienic and appropriate storage.
  • Assemble, organize, and deliver equipment and tools.
  • Document inventory and update records, communicating issues.

Common Career Paths for Sterilization Technician


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Sterilization Technicians may enjoy increased earnings if they become Sterile Processing Technicians. This seems to be a popular career move, and Sterile Processing Technician earn a slightly higher median of $30K annually.

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Key Stats for Sterilization Technician

Gender

Female
82 %
Male
18 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 15 votes.
Less than 1 year
26%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
8%
20 years or more
2%
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Experience Affects Sterilization Technician Salaries

Experienced
▲30%

Mid-Career
▲23%

National Average
$27,000

Entry-Level
▼4%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 15 votes.

Gender

Female
82 %
Male
18 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
26%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
8%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 54%
dental benefits
Dental: 50%
vision benefits
Vision: 35%
no benefits
None: 34%