Average Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) Hourly Pay

$20.82
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$971
Bonus
$1,200
Commission
$822
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The average hourly pay for a Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) is $20.82.
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$15.94
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$20.82
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$28.99
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Hourly Rate
$16 - $29
Bonus
$149 - $3,179
Profit Sharing
$271 - $3,710
Commission
$0 - $1,200
Total Pay
$33,594 - $62,021

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Job Description for Certified Surgical Technologist (CST)

Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) Tasks
  • Inspect, maintain, decontaminate, and repair surgical equipment, keeping inventory records up to date.
  • Conduct pre- and post-surgery patient care, including shaving, transporting, and applying dressings.
  • Keep all needed surgical equipment at the ready, including sterile linens, saline, lights, suction machines, etc.
  • Set up and maintain surgical field, collaborating with nurses and doctors and assisting where required.
  • Assemble, transport, and retrieve surgical equipment, ensuring all pieces leave the room.

Job Satisfaction for Certified Surgical Technologist (CST)

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The top respondents for the job title Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) are from the companies HCA, Inc., Tampa General Hospital and Indiana University (IU) Health. Reported salaries are highest at Memorial Hermann Healthcare System where the average pay is $26.75. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Methodist and Banner Health, earning around $24.44 and $23.62, respectively. Tampa General Hospital pays the lowest at around $19.45. St Vincent Hospital Indianapolis and Indiana University (IU) Health also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $20.40 and $22.13, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Certified Surgical Technologist (CST)

Skills in Operating Room / OR and Orthopedics are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Obstetrics/Gynecology (OB/GYN) and Surgery.

Pay by Experience Level for Certified Surgical Technologist (CST)

An entry-level Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $17.63 based on 275 salaries. An early career Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $18.98 based on 2,179 salaries. A mid-career Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $21.39 based on 1,417 salaries. An experienced Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $23.99 based on 1,357 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $25.
Employees with Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 30.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Houston, Texas (19.1% more) and Dallas, Texas (14.3% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Nashville, Tennessee (4.0% less) and San Antonio, Texas (2.6% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 5,958 survey responses.
Entry Level
4.6%
Early Career
36.6%
Mid Career
23.8%
Experienced
22.8%
Late Career
12.3%