Surgical Technician Salary

The average pay for a Surgical Technician is $19.25 per hour. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Robotics, Urology, ophthalmology, plastic surgery, and Orthopedics.
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$25,863 - $57,789
$26K
$41K
$58K
MEDIAN: $40,840
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90%

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$14.19 - $27.64
$14
$19
$28
MEDIAN: $19.25
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$25,863 - $57,789  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,945  
Profit Sharing
$1,250  
Commission
$6,500  
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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$29,482 - $59,098  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 196
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$14.19 - $27.64  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.09  
Overtime
$17.29 - $40.26  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,945  
   
Commission
$6,500  
Profit Sharing
$1,250  
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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$29,482 - $59,098  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,164

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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

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

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Pay by Experience Level for Surgical Technician

Pay by Experience for a Surgical Technician has a positive trend. An entry-level Surgical Technician with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $37,000 based on 690 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Surgical Technician with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 335 salaries. An experienced Surgical Technician which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $46,000 based on 376 salaries. A Surgical Technician with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 175 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $40,857

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Surgical Technician Reviews

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

Surgical Technician in Fairfield:
"Focused, objective driven work."
Pros: The medicine and the surgery. Watching surgical techniques, and participating in advanced operations.
Cons: Interpersonal issues. Egos. Slow operations compared to the civilian sector.

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Key Stats for Surgical Technician

Gender

Female
76 %
Male
24 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 99 votes.
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
13%
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Experience Affects Surgical Technician Salaries

▲23%

▲13%

▲3%

National Average
$41,000

▼10%

Skills That Affect Surgical Technician Salaries

▲23%

▲19%

ophthalmology
▲12%

▲11%

plastic surgery
▲11%

▲10%

Neuro
▲7%

▲6%


Obstetrics/Gynecology (OB/GYN)
▲4%

Gynecology
▲3%


Optometry
▲2%

Medicine / Surgery
▼0%

National Average
$41,000

Surgical Technician
▼8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 99 votes.

Gender

Female
76 %
Male
24 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 77%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
vision benefits
Vision: 59%
no benefits
None: 19%