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Entry-Level Surgical Technologist Salary

Entry-Level Surgical Technologists take home approximately $16.41 per hour on average. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Entry-Level Surgical Technologists making up 78 percent. A fair number enjoy medical while the greater part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a little over a half. For the most part, Entry-Level Surgical Technologists enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$24,441 - $50,809
(Median)
$24K
$36K
$51K
MEDIAN: $36,390
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50%
90%

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$12.87 - $21.46
(Median)
$13
$16
$21
MEDIAN: $16.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$24,441 - $50,809  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,142  
Profit Sharing
$400.00 - $3,150  
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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$26,801 - $48,435  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 254
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$12.87 - $21.46  
   
Overtime
$9.66 - $32.31  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,142  
   
Profit Sharing
$400.00 - $3,150  
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).
)
$26,801 - $48,435  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,468

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Surgical Technologist Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Surgical Technologist in Columbia:
"You Don't Make The Money You Should For What You Are Required."
Be sure you can work under pressure and love your job for what it is and not for the money.

Surgical Technologist in Fall River:
"What Are You Getting Into?"
Be aware that the work you do isn't always compensated equivocally monetarily. You will never be paid what you deserve to be paid in this job if you are a hard worker with a strong work ethic. Then why do the job? You ask. Because it is not about us. It is always about the patient. Always should be. You will silently save lives, assist and help the surgeons, work with and for the nurses who run the room by setting up room and assisting with all needs and aspects of each patients care, you will also be required to know all services and their procedures and every different doctors preferences in each of the hundreds of different procedures. Many techs will experience having to sit perfectly still for four hours in the same position or you may have to stand in one spot for eleven hours with only a thirty minute break. Not to mention call cases. All in all it takes someone special to do this job. Always remember INTEGRITY FIRST, be proactive about your education level, always stay calm!

Surgical Technologist in Bradenton:
"Surgical Field."
This has got to be one of the best places to work in the surgical or medical arena, however we are under paid for our responsibilities and accountable knowledge and practices. It's environment unlike others unique unto itself and set apart from other departments, it's been an educational journey, but one must move vertically to find compensation.

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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Surgical Technologist Salaries

Emergency/Trauma
up arrow 9%

Open Heart
up arrow 9%

Robotics
up arrow 7%

Oral Surgery
up arrow 7%

Orthopedics
up arrow 6%

Urology
up arrow 5%

Obstetrics/Gynecology (OB/GYN)
up arrow 4%

Surgery
up arrow 3%

General Surgery
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Gynecology
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Labor & Delivery, Birthing
0%

National Average
$35,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 168 votes.

Gender

Female
78 %
Male
22 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 65%
vision benefits Vision: 53% employee benefits None: 19%