Median pay for Sterilization Technicians in the United States is around $12.57 per hour. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Sterilization Technicians survey respondents are women (77 percent). While some workers in this profession — around one in three — do not have any health coverage, the greater part do receive medical benefits and nearly one-half have dental insurance. Most Sterilization Technicians report high levels of job satisfaction. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$23,672 - $55,752
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$24K
$34K
$56K
MEDIAN: $33,564
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$9.84 - $18.02
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MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$23,672 - $55,752  
   
Bonus
$302.01 - $3,953  
Profit Sharing
$3,200  
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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$20,520 - $38,528  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 17
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$9.84 - $18.02  
   
Overtime
$2.21 - $30.87  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$302.01 - $3,953  
   
Profit Sharing
$3,200  
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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$20,520 - $38,528  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 228
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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

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

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Experience Affects Sterilization Technician Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 31%

Mid-Career
up arrow 19%

National Average
$27,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 19 votes.

Gender

Female
77 %
Male
23 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
26%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
9%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 56%
dental benefits
Dental: 51%
medical benefits
Vision: 34%
dental benefits
None: 33%
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