The average hourly pay for a Late-Career Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) is $25.26.
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Job Description for Certified Surgical Technologist (CST)
Certified surgical technologists (CST) generally care for surgical patients under the supervision of a registered nurse and attending doctor(s) of the patient's case. They are responsible for preparing, selecting, and maintaining any and all surgical equipment, and must also be able to clean and maintain a variety of surgical tools. They may occasionally be responsible for ensuring that the surgical room is prepared with all necessary tools before a procedure takes place, and different procedure…Read more
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.
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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), Surgery and General 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 278 salaries. An early career Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $18.98 based on 2,200 salaries. A mid-career Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $21.39 based on 1,430 salaries. An experienced Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $23.99 based on 1,369 salaries.
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Employees with Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 40.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Boston, Massachusetts (19.9% more) and Dallas, Texas (16.8% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Charlotte, North Carolina (4.6% less).
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