Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) in Boston, Massachusetts Salary

A Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) in Boston, Massachusetts earns an average wage of $24.79 per hour. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Urology, Orthopedics, and Obstetrics/Gynecology (OB/GYN).

$17.75 - $32.44
$18
$25
$32
MEDIAN: $24.79
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Hourly Data $0$32
Hourly Rate $17.75 - $32.44
Overtime $31.35
Annual Data $0$66K
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$38,016 - $66,687
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 9 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 17

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 procedures often call for different surgical tools, so a CST must understand when certain tools are necessary.

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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.

About Boston, Massachusetts

Suffolk County, Massachusetts
669,469
Male:
322,149 (48.1%)
Female:
347,320 (51.9%)
Boston (pronounced /ˈbɒstən/ BOSS-tən) is the capital and most populous city of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in the United States. Boston is also the seat of Suffolk County, although the county government was disbanded on July 1, 1999. The city proper covers 48 square miles (124 km2) with an estimated population of 667,137 in 2015, making it the largest city in New England and the 23rd most populous city in the United States. The city is the economic and cultural anchor of a substantially larger metropolitan area called Greater Boston, home to 4.7 million people and the tenth-largest metropolitan statistical area in the country. Greater Boston as a commuting region is home to 8.1 million people, making it the sixth-largest combined statistical area in the United States. One of the oldest cities in the United States, Boston was founded on the Shawmut Peninsula in 1630 by Puritan settlers from England. It was the scene...
Boston:
$58,263
Massachusetts:
$70,628
$1,423
Boston:
$453,000
Massachusetts:
$352,100
4.6%

Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) Job Listings

Key Stats for Certified Surgical Technologist (CST)

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2 votes.
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
25%

Experience Affects Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) Salaries

Late-Career
▲19%

National Average
$51,000

Entry-Level
▼9%

Skills That Affect Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) Salaries

Urology
▲22%

Orthopedics
▲17%

Obstetrics/Gynecology (OB/GYN)
▲13%

Operating Room / OR
▲5%

General Surgery
▲3%

National Average
$51,000

Labor & Delivery, Birthing
▼9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2 votes.

Years of Experience

1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
25%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 67%
dental benefits
Dental: 56%
vision benefits
Vision: 22%
no benefits
None: 33%