Entry-Level Surgical Technologist Salary (United States)

For Entry-Level Surgical Technologists, hourly wages usually total $16.11 per hour. Medical benefits are awarded to the greater part, and a majority earn dental coverage. Female Entry-Level Surgical Technologists make up most of the field at 77 percent. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. This outline is based on answers 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. Entry-Level Surgical Technologists will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+29 percent), Seattle (+20 percent), Boston (+20 percent), and Houston (+20 percent). Tulsa is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 14 percent. Employers pay around -11 percent in Oklahoma City and -4 percent in Atlanta, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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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