Entry-Level Surgical Technologist Salary

Median pay for Entry-Level Surgical Technologists is around $16.52 per hour. Female Entry-Level Surgical Technologists make up most of the survey respondents at 77 percent. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. A fair number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a majority collect dental insurance. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$24,784 - $51,302
(Median)
$25K
$38K
$51K
MEDIAN: $37,666
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$13.00 - $21.64
(Median)
$13
$17
$22
MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$24,784 - $51,302  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,033  
Profit Sharing
$406.95 - $3,439  
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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$27,112 - $48,712  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 263
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$13.00 - $21.64  
   
Overtime
$8.23 - $32.29  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,033  
   
Profit Sharing
$406.95 - $3,439  
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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$27,112 - $48,712  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,518
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Surgical Technologist Advice

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

Surgical Technologist in Sterling Heights:
"Very rewarding career with many hours spent on your feet."
Maintain good physical health using core exercises, and wear good support stockings as you will spend many hours on your feet.

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

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Robotics
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Emergency/Trauma
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Oral Surgery
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Urology
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Orthopedics
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Obstetrics/Gynecology (OB/GYN)
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Surgery
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Gynecology
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General Surgery
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Labor & Delivery, Birthing
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National Average
$36,000

Vascular
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 171 votes.

Gender

Female
77 %
Male
23 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 65%
vision benefits Vision: 53% employee benefits None: 20%
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