Surgical Technician Salary

The average pay for a Surgical Technician is $18.29 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field. Experience has a moderate effect on salary for this job. A skill in Open Heart is associated with high pay for this job.
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$24,958 - $57,897

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$13.17 - $25.77

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$24,958 - $57,897  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,028  
Profit Sharing
$1.07 - $3,973  
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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$27,771 - $55,739  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 245
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$13.17 - $25.77  
   
Overtime
$15.39 - $38.60  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,028  
   
Profit Sharing
$1.07 - $3,973  
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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$27,771 - $55,739  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,314
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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.

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Experience Affects Surgical Technician Salaries




National Average
$39,000


Skills That Affect Surgical Technician Salaries



Obstetrics/Gynecology (OB/GYN)
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Surgery
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Medicine / Surgery
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General Surgery
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National Average
$39,000

Labor & Delivery, Birthing
up arrow 2%

Urology
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ophthalmology
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 195 votes.

Gender

Female
76 %
Male
24 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 62%
vision benefits Vision: 51% employee benefits None: 20%
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