The average pay for a Surgical Technologist is $19.52 per hour. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Open Heart, Neuro, and Vascular. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field.

$29,739 - $59,164
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MEDIAN: $41,358
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$14.81 - $26.93
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MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$29,739 - $59,164  
   
Bonus
$199.11 - $4,102  
Profit Sharing
$2,200  
Total Pay (?
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$30,931 - $58,520  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 375
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$14.81 - $26.93  
   
Hourly Tips
$2.83  
Overtime
$15.74 - $41.03  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$199.11 - $4,102  
   
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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$30,931 - $58,520  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 3,184
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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

  • 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.
  • Keep all needed surgical equipment at the ready, including sterile linens, saline, lights, suction machines, etc.
  • 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.

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $41,400

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Experience Affects Surgical Technologist Salaries




National Average
$41,000


Skills That Affect Surgical Technologist Salaries


Vascular
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Gynecology
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Obstetrics/Gynecology (OB/GYN)
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General Surgery
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National Average
$41,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 299 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
25%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
medical benefits
Vision: 60%
dental benefits
None: 18%
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