The average rate for a Surgical Technician is $17.60 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.
Surgical Technician Total Pay (?
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$24,994 - $55,214
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MEDIAN: $37,791
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Surgical Technician Total Pay (?
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$12.56 - $24.47
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MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$24,994 - $55,214  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,209  
Profit Sharing
$0.70 - $4,122  
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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$26,716 - $53,626  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,748
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.56 - $24.47  
   
Overtime
$15.51 - $37.22  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,209  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.70 - $4,122  
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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$26,716 - $53,626  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,748
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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
Sacramento
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Los Angeles
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Philadelphia
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Houston
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Chicago
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Austin
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Orlando
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Boston
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Miami
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National Average
$38,000
Dallas
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Detroit
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San Antonio
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Oklahoma City
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Experience Affects Surgical Technician Salaries

National Average
$38,000

Skills That Affect Surgical Technician Salaries

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General Surgery
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National Average
$38,000
Labor & Delivery, Birthing
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Gender
Female
76%
female alumni
 
Male
24%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
9%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 77% dental benefits Dental: 63%
vision benefits Vision: 48% employee benefits None: 20%
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