The average hourly pay for a Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) in Houston, Texas is $24.79.
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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 Memorial Hermann Healthcare System, Memorial Hermann Hospital and St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital. Reported salaries are highest at St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital where the average pay is $30.25. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Methodist, earning around $29.60. Texas Children's Hospital pays the lowest at around $24.40. Memorial Hermann Healthcare System also pays on the lower end of the scale, paying $26.75.
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Popular Skills for Certified Surgical Technologist (CST)
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Skills in Obstetrics/Gynecology (OB/GYN) are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include 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 $18.27 based on 7 salaries. An early career Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $21.21 based on 43 salaries. A mid-career Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $24.93 based on 39 salaries. An experienced Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $28.35 based on 50 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $29.
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Employees with Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 13.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (9.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Nashville, Tennessee (19.4% less), San Antonio, Texas (18.2% less) and Indianapolis, Indiana (14.8% less).
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