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Surgical Technician Salary (United States)

The average pay for a Surgical Technician is $18.08 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field. A skill in Open Heart is associated with high pay for this job.
Surgical Technician Salary (?
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$24,610 - $55,016
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $38,224
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Surgical Technician Salary (?
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$12.99 - $25.10
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MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$24,610 - $55,016  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,067  
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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$27,328 - $54,366  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 274
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.99 - $25.10  
   
Overtime
$16.27 - $37.36  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,067  
   
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).
)
$27,328 - $54,366  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,250
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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.

Common Career Paths for Surgical Technician

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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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Boston
up arrow 15%
Philadelphia
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Houston
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Chicago
up arrow 8%
Detroit
up arrow 7%
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Dallas
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National Average
$38,000
St. Louis
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Birmingham
up arrow 12%
Oklahoma City
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Jacksonville
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Experience Affects Surgical Technician Salaries

National Average
$38,000

Skills That Affect Surgical Technician Salaries

Obstetrics/Gynecology (OB/GYN)
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Surgery
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General Surgery
up arrow 1%
Labor & Delivery, Birthing
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National Average
$38,000

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 187 votes.

Gender

Female
75%
female alumni
 
Male
25%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
41%
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: 49% employee benefits None: 20%