$36,589
Avg. Salary
$12.94
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$590

Bonus

$3,200

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Sterilization Technician is $12.94 per hour.

The average pay for a Sterilization Technician is $36,589 per year.

$10.02
10%
$12.94
50%
$18.47
90%
MEDIAN $12.94
$24k
10%
$37k
50%
$55k
90%
MEDIAN $36,589
$24,161 - $54,631
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MEDIAN: $36,589
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$10.02 - $18.47
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$0$54K
Salary $24,161 - $54,631
Bonus $99.67 - $3,758
Profit Sharing $3,200
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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$20,907 - $40,497
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Jan 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 30
Hourly Data $0$30
Hourly Rate $10.02 - $18.47
Hourly Tips $9.52
Overtime $5.93 - $30.77
Annual Data $0$40K
Bonus $99.67 - $3,758
Profit Sharing $3,200
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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$20,907 - $40,497
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Jan 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 418

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.

Sterilization Technician Job Listings

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
81 %
Male
19 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 41 votes.
Less than 1 year
24%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
10%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
3%

Experience Affects Sterilization Technician Salaries

Experienced
▲27%

Mid-Career
▲20%

National Average
$28,000

Entry-Level
▼6%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 41 votes.

Gender

Female
81 %
Male
19 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
24%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
10%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 57%
dental benefits
Dental: 51%
vision benefits
Vision: 37%
no benefits
None: 36%