Average Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) Hourly Pay in Houston, Texas

$24.79
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The average hourly pay for a Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) in Houston, Texas is $24.79.
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$18.30
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$24.79
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$31.17
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Hourly Rate
$18 - $31
Bonus
$102 - $9,066
Total Pay
$38,290 - $69,638

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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.

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)

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.
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).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 166 survey responses.
Entry Level
4.2%
Early Career
25.9%
Mid Career
23.5%
Experienced
30.1%
Late Career
16.3%