Sterilization Technician Salary

Sterilization Technicians in the United States can expect to earn an average of $12.52 per hour. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. The majority of Sterilization Technicians claim high levels of job satisfaction. The vast majority of Sterilization Technicians (82 percent) who responded to the survey are women. Some workers in this field — nearly one-third — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by slightly more than half and dental plans are enjoyed by about one-half. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$22,000 - $44,500
$22K
$34K
$44K
MEDIAN: $33,856
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

$9.90 - $18.24
$9
$13
$18
MEDIAN: $12.52
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

$0$44K
Salary $22,000 - $44,500
Bonus $20.27 - $2,959
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).
)
$20,623 - $38,499
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 14
Hourly Data $0$30
Hourly Rate $9.90 - $18.24
Hourly Tips $1.04
Overtime $6.00 - $30.00
Annual Data $0$38K
Bonus $20.27 - $2,959
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).
)
$20,623 - $38,499
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 243

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)

Employers: Start Here »

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.

Read More...

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.

Common Career Paths for Sterilization Technician


Add this chart to your site:   640px 640px    300px 300px


Sterilization Technicians often end up in upper-level roles like Sterile Processing Technician. Sterile Processing Technicians bring home $30K annually on average.

Sterilization Technician Job Listings

Sterilization Technician Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Sterilization Technician?

Sterilization Technician in Centralia:
"Sterilization."
Pros: Being able to jump in surgeries and assistance.
Cons: That I'm always stuck doing the dirty work. Rarley I get help, more like I help everyone, don't get paid enough.

Related Job Salaries

Key Stats for Sterilization Technician

Gender

Female
82 %
Male
18 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 20 votes.
Less than 1 year
28%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
10%
10-19 years
7%
20 years or more
2%
ADVERTISEMENT
Location:
Years in Fields/Career:
United States (change)

Experience Affects Sterilization Technician Salaries

Experienced
▲33%

Mid-Career
▲26%

National Average
$27,000

Entry-Level
▼2%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 20 votes.

Gender

Female
82 %
Male
18 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
28%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
10%
10-19 years
7%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 54%
dental benefits
Dental: 48%
vision benefits
Vision: 32%
no benefits
None: 34%
ADVERTISEMENT