Sterilization Technician Salary

Median pay for Sterilization Technicians in the United States is around $12.65 per hour. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, just under one in three are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a majority and dental insurance is reported by a little over a half. Most Sterilization Technicians survey respondents are women (76 percent). Most Sterilization Technicians report high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$28,406 - $55,580
(Median)
$28K
$35K
$56K
MEDIAN: $35,315
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$9.66 - $17.96
(Median)
$9
$13
$18
MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$28,406 - $55,580  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,013  
Profit Sharing
$3,087  
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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$20,242 - $39,648  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 27
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$9.66 - $17.96  
   
Overtime
$12.79 - $30.53  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,013  
   
Profit Sharing
$3,087  
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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$20,242 - $39,648  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 265
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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 24%

National Average
$27,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

Entry-Level
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 30 votes.

Gender

Female
76 %
Male
24 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
21%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 66%
dental benefits
Dental: 52%
medical benefits
Vision: 40%
dental benefits
None: 30%
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