Experienced Surgical Technologist Salary

Experienced Surgical Technologists pull down an average of $21.64 per hour. The particular firm and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. A fair number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Experienced Surgical Technologists making up 77 percent. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$35,145 - $63,320
(Median)
$35K
$46K
$63K
MEDIAN: $46,160
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$16.64 - $28.98
(Median)
$17
$22
$29
MEDIAN: $21.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$35,145 - $63,320  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,429  
Profit Sharing
$1,350  
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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$35,020 - $62,106  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 119
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$16.64 - $28.98  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$12.59 - $44.37  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,429  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,350  
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).
)
$35,020 - $62,106  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,006
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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $46,304

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With a pay rate for Experienced Surgical Technologists that is 21 percent greater than the national average, Los Angeles offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Experienced Surgical Technologists will also find cushy salaries in Boston (+21 percent), Denver (+20 percent), San Diego (+19 percent), and New York (+17 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 12 percent south of the national average, can be found in Jacksonville. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Tampa (9 percent lower) and Atlanta (6 percent lower).

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Skills That Affect Surgical Technologist Salaries

Neuro
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Open Heart
up arrow 7%

Urology
up arrow 4%

Neurosurgery
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Robotics
up arrow 3%

Orthopedics
up arrow 2%

Surgery
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Obstetrics/Gynecology (OB/GYN)
up arrow 2%

Emergency/Trauma
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Oral Surgery
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General Surgery
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Gynecology
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National Average
$46,000

Labor & Delivery, Birthing
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Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
77 %
Male
23 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
medical benefits
Vision: 59%
dental benefits
None: 18%
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