Surgical Technician Salary

The average pay for a Surgical Technician is $18.51 per hour. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are plastic surgery, Robotics, and Open Heart.
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$25,093 - $57,353
(Median)
$25K
$39K
$57K
MEDIAN: $39,165
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$13.39 - $26.37
(Median)
$13
$19
$26
MEDIAN: $18.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$25,093 - $57,353  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,037  
Profit Sharing
$1.07 - $5,463  
Commission
$1,500  
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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$28,038 - $56,611  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 282
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$13.39 - $26.37  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.09  
Overtime
$15.35 - $38.55  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,037  
   
Commission
$1,500  
Profit Sharing
$1.07 - $5,463  
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).
)
$28,038 - $56,611  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,504
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Job Description for Surgical Technician

A surgical technician - sometimes called a surgical tech, OR (operating room) tech or scrub tech - typically work in a large hospital, a day-surgery center, or a specialty outpatient center.

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Surgical Technician Tasks

  • Assist in the preparation of the surgical area.
  • Apply specialized knowledge in various surgical procedures to expedite process and reduce patient risk.
  • Scrub, assist, and anticipate physicians' needs during surgical procedures.

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Pay by Experience Level for Surgical Technician

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $39,330

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Experience Affects Surgical Technician Salaries




National Average
$39,000


Skills That Affect Surgical Technician Salaries

plastic surgery
up arrow 15%


Robotics
up arrow 14%


Obstetrics/Gynecology (OB/GYN)
up arrow 6%

Optometry
up arrow 6%

Surgery
up arrow 3%

Urology
up arrow 3%

General Surgery
up arrow 2%

Medicine / Surgery
up arrow 2%

National Average
$39,000

Labor & Delivery, Birthing
up arrow 1%

ophthalmology
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 218 votes.

Gender

Female
77 %
Male
23 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 64%
medical benefits
Vision: 53%
dental benefits
None: 20%
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