The average hourly pay for a Sterilization Technician in Australia is AU$26.38.
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AU$21 - AU$30
AU$43,668 - AU$62,591
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Job Description for Sterilization Technician
A sterilization technician works in places like hospitals, clinics, and dental offices. He or she cleans and decontaminates the various instruments used in routine operations and procedures. The technician is typically provided with a fairly inflexible list of procedures and guidelines to follow. The technician performs general cleaning and sterilizing of all instruments, but in certain situations where more specialized instruments are called for, he or she also must be aware of patient scheduli…Read more
Sterilization Technician Tasks
- Monitor and review inventory, ensuring hygienic and appropriate storage.
- Assemble, organize, and deliver equipment and tools.
- Document inventory and update records, communicating issues.
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Popular Skills for Sterilization Technician
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Skills in Instrument Control, Quality Assurance / Quality Control and Infectious Disease Knowledge are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Cleaning.
Pay by Experience Level for Sterilization Technician
An early career Sterilization Technician with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of AU$25.65 based on 17 salaries. A mid-career Sterilization Technician with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$28.46 based on 8 salaries. An experienced Sterilization Technician with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$27.66 based on 14 salaries.
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Employees with Sterilization Technician in their job title in Perth, Western Australia earn an average of 5.7% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Sydney, New South Wales (3.0% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Adelaide, South Australia (9.0% less).
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