Avg. Base Hourly Rate (USD)
The average hourly pay for a Sterile Processing Technician is $14.61
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Sterile Processing Technicians?
An early career Sterile Processing Technician with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $15.39 based on 1,893 salaries. A mid-career Sterile Processing Technician with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $17.11 based on 798 salaries. …Read more
What Do Sterile Processing Technicians Do?
Sterile processing technicians, also known as surgical technologists, work as part of an operations team in a health care organization. They play an essential role in patient safety as well as infection control. Sterile processing technicians operate the sterilizing equipment such as the autoclave that sterilizes equipment, gloves, and needles. They must obey all hospital policies and are responsible for arranging the surgical equipment in the operating room. They must check, assemble, and …Read more
- Sterilize and deliver instruments and equipment for patient care.
- Prepare equipment for procedures.
- Deliver supplies and carts for expected and unusual situations.