The average hourly pay for a Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) with Surgery skills is $20.62.
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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.
Popular Employer Salaries for Certified Surgical Technologist (CST)
The top respondents for the job title Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) are from the companies HCA, Inc., Anmed Health and Banner Health. Reported salaries are highest at HCA, Inc. where the average pay is $23.64. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Indiana University (IU) Health and Banner Health, earning around $21.68 and $19.56, respectively. Erlanger Health Systems pays the lowest at around $16.10. Coastal Empire Plastic Surgery and Baptist Hospital also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $17.25 and $19.00, respectively.
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Popular Skills for Certified Surgical Technologist (CST)
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Skills in General Surgery, Operating Room / OR, Orthopedics, Obstetrics/Gynecology (OB/GYN) and Urology are correlated to pay that is above average.
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 $17.41 based on 52 salaries. An early career Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $18.86 based on 615 salaries. A mid-career Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $21.02 based on 426 salaries. An experienced Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $23.66 based on 354 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $25.
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Employees with Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 19.4% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Dallas, Texas (14.6% more) and Houston, Texas (12.5% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Savannah, Georgia (14.9% less) and Orlando, Florida (10.0% less).
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