Entry-Level Surgical Technologist Salary (United States)

Entry-Level Surgical Technologists ordinarily take home approximately $16.11 per hour. Most people in this field enjoy health coverage; most receive medical and dental insurance and more than half get vision insurance. Female Entry-Level Surgical Technologists make up most of the field at 77 percent. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. This outline is derived from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
Entry-Level Surgical Technologist Salary (?
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$24,189 - $50,446
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MEDIAN: $36,030
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Entry-Level Surgical Technologist Salary (?
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$12.63 - $20.82
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National Salary Data

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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$24,189 - $50,446  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,173  
Profit Sharing
$396.63 - $2,751  
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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$26,214 - $47,220  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 277
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$12.63 - $20.82  
   
Overtime
$14.65 - $31.26  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,173  
   
Profit Sharing
$396.63 - $2,751  
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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$26,214 - $47,220  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,612
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Pay Difference By Location

Los Angeles
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San Diego
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Houston
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Boston
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Seattle
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Chicago
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New York
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Dallas
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Detroit
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Phoenix
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National Average
$35,000
Austin
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Miami
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Atlanta
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Oklahoma City
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Tulsa
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With a pay rate for Entry-Level Surgical Technologists that is 29 percent greater than the national average, San Diego offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Other urban areas shelling out big bucks include Los Angeles, Seattle, Boston, and Houston, where Entry-Level Surgical Technologists typically earn around 29 percent, 20 percent, 20 percent, and 20 percent more than usual. Falling short of the national average by 14 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Tulsa. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Oklahoma City and Atlanta (-11 percent and -4 percent, respectively).

Surgical Technologist Advice

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

Skills That Affect Entry-Level Surgical Technologist Salaries

Open Heart
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Oral Surgery
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Robotics
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Orthopedics
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Emergency/Trauma
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Urology
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Obstetrics/Gynecology (OB/GYN)
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General Surgery
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Surgery
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Gynecology
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Labor & Delivery, Birthing
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National Average
$35,000

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 148 votes.

Gender

Female
77%
female alumni
 
Male
23%
male alumni

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 66%
vision benefits Vision: 52% employee benefits None: 19%
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