The average pay for a Surgical Technician is $19.13 per hour. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Robotics, Urology, plastic surgery, ophthalmology, and Orthopedics.
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$25,317 - $56,590
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$25K
$41K
$57K
MEDIAN: $40,541
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$14.09 - $27.48
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$14
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$27
MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$25,317 - $56,590  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,915  
Profit Sharing
$1,500  
Total Pay (?
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$29,233 - $58,606  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 196
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$14.09 - $27.48  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.09  
Overtime
$16.11 - $41.12  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,915  
   
Profit Sharing
$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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$29,233 - $58,606  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,209

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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

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $40,547

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Experience Affects Surgical Technician Salaries




National Average
$41,000


Skills That Affect Surgical Technician Salaries

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Robotics
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plastic surgery
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ophthalmology
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Neuro
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Obstetrics/Gynecology (OB/GYN)
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General Surgery
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Gynecology
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Optometry
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Labor & Delivery, Birthing
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Medicine / Surgery
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National Average
$41,000

Surgical Technician
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 103 votes.

Gender

Female
77 %
Male
23 %

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: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 66%
medical benefits
Vision: 57%
dental benefits
None: 19%
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