Surgical Technologist Salary

The average pay for a Surgical Technologist is $19.62 per hour. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Neuro, Open Heart, and Vascular. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field.

$29,631 - $59,492
$30K
$41K
$59K
MEDIAN: $41,272
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$14.90 - $27.08
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MEDIAN: $19.77
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$29,631 - $59,492  
   
Bonus
$196.85 - $4,013  
Profit Sharing
$2,200  
Total Pay (?
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$31,132 - $58,913  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 366
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$14.90 - $27.08  
   
Hourly Tips
$2.83  
Overtime
$17.69 - $41.12  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$196.85 - $4,013  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,200  
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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$31,132 - $58,913  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 3,409

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Job Description for Surgical Technologist

A surgical technologist is present within the operation room and provides help to surgeons, nurses, and anesthesiologists. The technologist will hand necessary instruments to the surgeon, so that the surgery can be more easily be performed. It is important to be able to anticipate which devices the surgeon will use, so that no time is lost. Certain equipment may also be monitored by the technologist, such as machinery relating to the observance of vital signs.

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Surgical Technologist Tasks

  • Inspect, maintain, decontaminate, and repair surgical equipment, keeping inventory records up to date.
  • Conduct pre- and post-surgery patient care, including shaving, transporting, and applying dressings.
  • Keep all needed surgical equipment at the ready, including sterile linens, saline, lights, suction machines, etc.
  • Set up and maintain surgical field, collaborating with nurses and doctors and assisting where required.
  • Assemble, transport, and retrieve surgical equipment, ensuring all pieces leave the room.

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Pay by Experience Level for Surgical Technologist

Pay by Experience for a Surgical Technologist has a positive trend. An entry-level Surgical Technologist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $38,000 based on 1,790 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Surgical Technologist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $43,000 based on 1,041 salaries. An experienced Surgical Technologist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $48,000 based on 1,012 salaries. A Surgical Technologist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 369 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $41,914

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Key Stats for Surgical Technologist

Gender

Female
77 %
Male
23 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 359 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
10%
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Experience Affects Surgical Technologist Salaries

▲22%

▲14%

▲2%

National Average
$42,000

▼10%

Skills That Affect Surgical Technologist Salaries

▲16%

▲11%

▲10%

▲8%

▲6%

▲5%

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National Average
$42,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 359 votes.

Gender

Female
77 %
Male
23 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
vision benefits
Vision: 60%
no benefits
None: 19%
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