Sterilization Technician Salary

For Sterilization Technicians, hourly average wages total $12.55 per hour. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and nearly one in three lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by just over a half and dental coverage is claimed by nearly one-half. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. There are far more female Sterilization Technicians who answered the questionnaire than men, making up 81 percent. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$24,730 - $50,718
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$36K
$51K
MEDIAN: $35,659
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$9.97 - $18.39
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MEDIAN: $12.77
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$0$50K
Salary $24,730 - $50,718
Bonus $20.13 - $2,980
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$20,824 - $39,058
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 13
Hourly Data $0$30
Hourly Rate $9.97 - $18.39
Hourly Tips $1.04
Overtime $6.07 - $30.20
Annual Data $0$39K
Bonus $20.13 - $2,980
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$20,824 - $39,058
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 238

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Job Description for Sterilization Technician

A sterilization technician works in places like hospitals, clinics, and dental offices. He or she cleans and decontaminates the various instruments used in routine operations and procedures. The technician is typically provided with a fairly inflexible list of procedures and guidelines to follow. The technician performs general cleaning and sterilizing of all instruments, but in certain situations where more specialized instruments are called for, he or she also must be aware of patient scheduling and any posted needs by medical professionals. That way, the tech can have the proper tools sterilized and prepared when needed.

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Sterilization Technician Tasks

  • Monitor and review inventory, ensuring hygienic and appropriate storage.
  • Assemble, organize, and deliver equipment and tools.
  • Document inventory and update records, communicating issues.

Common Career Paths for Sterilization Technician


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Many Sterilization Technicians advance their careers by becoming Sterile Processing Technicians, who report a slightly higher median income of $30K.

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Sterilization Technician Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Sterilization Technician?

Sterilization Technician in Centralia:
"Sterilization."
Pros: Being able to jump in surgeries and assistance.
Cons: That I'm always stuck doing the dirty work. Rarley I get help, more like I help everyone, don't get paid enough.

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Key Stats for Sterilization Technician

Gender

Female
82 %
Male
18 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 21 votes.
Less than 1 year
25%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
7%
20 years or more
3%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Sterilization Technician Salaries

Experienced
▲30%

Mid-Career
▲23%

National Average
$27,000

Entry-Level
▼4%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 21 votes.

Gender

Female
82 %
Male
18 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
25%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
7%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 54%
dental benefits
Dental: 50%
vision benefits
Vision: 32%
no benefits
None: 34%
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