Surgical Assistant with General Surgery Skills Salary

Surgical Assistants with General Surgery skills can expect to earn an average of $23.43 per hour. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Work is enjoyable for Surgical Assistants with General Surgery skills, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Women make up a slight majority of Surgical Assistants with General Surgery skills (50 percent) survey respondents. Men working as Surgical Assistants with General Surgery skills who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 50 percent. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a majority collect dental insurance. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$39,254 - $108,498
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MEDIAN: $61,452
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$15.31 - $32.46
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$39,254 - $108,498  
   
Bonus
$1.30 - $12,164  
Total Pay (?
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$34,494 - $77,751  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 51
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$15.31 - $32.46  
   
Overtime
$18.03 - $50.25  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1.30 - $12,164  
   
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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$34,494 - $77,751  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 175

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Pay by Experience Level for Surgical Assistant

Pay by Experience for a Surgical Assistant has a positive trend. An entry-level Surgical Assistant with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $48,000 based on 105 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Surgical Assistant with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $53,000 based on 62 salaries. An experienced Surgical Assistant which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $55,000 based on 73 salaries. A Surgical Assistant with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $66,000 based on 33 salaries.

Key Stats for Surgical Assistant

Gender

Female
50 %
Male
50 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 27 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
14%
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Experience Affects Surgical Assistant Salaries

Late-Career
▲23%

Experienced
▲2%

National Average
$53,000

Mid-Career
▼1%

Entry-Level
▼9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 27 votes.

Gender

Female
50 %
Male
50 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 66%
vision benefits
Vision: 57%
no benefits
None: 18%
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