Average Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) with Open Heart Skills Hourly Pay

$22.46
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$1,526
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The average hourly pay for a Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) with Open Heart skills is $22.46.
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$18 - $30
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$345 - $8,939
Total Pay
$37,456 - $67,116

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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.

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Popular Skills for Certified Surgical Technologist (CST)

Skills that pay less than market rate include Obstetrics/Gynecology (OB/GYN), Surgery, Orthopedics, Operating Room / OR 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 $18.60 based on 7 salaries. An early career Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $20.19 based on 88 salaries. A mid-career Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $22.02 based on 82 salaries. An experienced Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $24.38 based on 128 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 Fort Lauderdale, Florida earn an average of 42.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Houston, Texas (28.8% more) and Indianapolis, Indiana (3.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Knoxville, Tennessee (11.8% less), San Antonio, Texas (10.2% less) and Tampa, Florida (2.6% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 372 survey responses.
Entry Level
1.9%
Early Career
23.7%
Mid Career
22.0%
Experienced
34.4%
Late Career
18.0%