Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
For Surgical Technologists with Orthopedics skills, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Someone who has worked for fewer than five years earns around $37K on average. Individuals with five to 10 years of experience don't get much more, though; the average income in this group is $41K. Surgical Technologists with Orthopedics skills see a median salary of $46K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $51K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups.