Average Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) Hourly Pay in Nashville, Tennessee

$20.11
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The average hourly pay for a Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) in Nashville, Tennessee is $20.11.
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$16
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$20.11
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$26.23
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Hourly Rate
$16 - $26
Bonus
$0 - $2,500
Total Pay
$35,694 - $56,989

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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 in General Surgery, Operating Room / OR, Orthopedics, Surgery and Urology are correlated to pay that is above average.

Pay by Experience Level for Certified Surgical Technologist (CST)

An early career Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $18.41 based on 31 salaries. A mid-career Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $20.59 based on 16 salaries. An experienced Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $22.76 based on 27 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $26.
Employees with Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 40.4% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (35.2% more) and Houston, Texas (23.3% more).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 82 survey responses.
Early Career
37.8%
Mid Career
19.5%
Experienced
32.9%
Late Career
9.8%