An average Surgical Technologist with Orthopedics skills can expect to take home roughly $20.31 per hour. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is residence, followed by the specific employer and experience level. For the most part, Surgical Technologists with Orthopedics skills enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Surgical Technologists with Orthopedics skills making up 72 percent. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$31,862 - $65,029
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MEDIAN: $44,113
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$15.58 - $27.86
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$31,862 - $65,029  
   
Bonus
$307.23 - $2,503  
Profit Sharing
$3,000  
Total Pay (?
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$32,848 - $60,620  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 79
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$15.58 - $27.86  
   
Overtime
$20.03 - $42.57  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$307.23 - $2,503  
   
Profit Sharing
$3,000  
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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$32,848 - $60,620  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,212
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Popular Employer Salaries for Surgical Technologist


Mercy Hospital, Kaiser Permanente, Duke Raleigh Hospital, CHS, Inc., and HCA, Inc. are all popular places to work. Kaiser Permanente leads the field in terms of pay, with a median salary of $54K.

Pay by Experience Level for Surgical Technologist

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For Surgical Technologists with Orthopedics skills, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience have a median salary of $39K. Those who have been around for five to 10 years can expect to take home more — $43K on average. Surgical Technologists with Orthopedics skills who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $48K. Surgical Technologists with Orthopedics skills who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $52K on average.

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Experience Affects Surgical Technologist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 20%

Experienced
up arrow 12%

National Average
$43,000

Mid-Career
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Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 141 votes.

Gender

Female
72 %
Male
28 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
medical benefits
Vision: 64%
dental benefits
None: 17%
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