Surgical Technologist with Orthopedics Skills Salary

The average Surgical Technologist with Orthopedics skills earns approximately $19.66 per hour. Earnings sit near $14.90 per hour on the lower side but can approach $27.21 on the higher side. Geographic location and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. Female Surgical Technologists with Orthopedics skills make up most of the survey respondents at 73 percent. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$30,270 - $62,164
(Median)
$30K
$42K
$62K
MEDIAN: $41,720
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$14.90 - $27.21
(Median)
$15
$20
$27
MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$30,270 - $62,164  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $993  
Profit Sharing
$2,048  
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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$31,538 - $58,812  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 118
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$14.90 - $27.21  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$19.70 - $41.29  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $993  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,048  
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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$31,538 - $58,812  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,378
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Pay by Experience Level for Surgical Technologist

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


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. The median compensation for relatively untried workers is $38K; in the five-to-10 year group, it's higher at around $42K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Surgical Technologists with Orthopedics skills make a median salary of $47K. Surgical Technologists with Orthopedics skills with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $51K.

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Experience Affects Surgical Technologist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 22%

Experienced
up arrow 12%

National Average
$42,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 233 votes.

Gender

Female
73 %
Male
27 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
medical benefits
Vision: 60%
dental benefits
None: 17%
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