Average Sterile Processing Technician Hourly Pay

$15.55
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$580
Bonus
$900
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The average hourly pay for a Sterile Processing Technician is $15.55.
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$11.80
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$15.55
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$21.62
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$12 - $22
Bonus
$122 - $2,447
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$298 - $5,918
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$24,685 - $46,309
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What Do Sterile Processing Technicians Do?

Sterile Processing Technician Tasks
  • Sterilize and deliver instruments and equipment for patient care.
  • Prepare equipment for procedures.
  • Deliver supplies and carts for expected and unusual situations.

Job Satisfaction for Sterile Processing Technician

3.8 out of 5
(780)
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52Reviews
The top respondents for the job title Sterile Processing Technician are from the companies Kaiser Permanente, Steris Corp. and HCA, Inc.. Reported salaries are highest at Kaiser Permanente where the average pay is $24.27. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Boston Medical Center and Steris Corp., earning around $19.72 and $14.74, respectively. Baptist Health pays the lowest at around $12.75. HCA, Inc. and Banner Health also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $14.51 and $14.67, respectively.

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What Are Popular Skills for Sterile Processing Technicians?

Skills in Instrument Control, Aseptic Processing, Cleaning, Customer Service and Orthopedics are correlated to pay that is above average.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Sterile Processing Technicians?

An entry-level Sterile Processing Technician with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $14.05 based on 576 salaries. An early career Sterile Processing Technician with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $14.83 based on 2,348 salaries. A mid-career Sterile Processing Technician with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $16.47 based on 925 salaries. An experienced Sterile Processing Technician with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $17.71 based on 895 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $19.
Employees with Sterile Processing Technician in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 28.0% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (25.1% more) and Chicago, Illinois (10.9% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Indianapolis, Indiana (4.7% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 5,128 survey responses.
Entry Level
11.2%
Early Career
45.8%
Mid Career
18.0%
Experienced
17.5%
Late Career
7.5%