Avg. Base Hourly Rate (USD)
The average hourly pay for a Surgical Assistant is $23.24
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Surgical Assistants?
An entry-level Surgical Assistant with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $17.65 based on 47 salaries. An early career Surgical Assistant with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $19.37 based on 311 salaries. A …Read more
What Do Surgical Assistants Do?
Surgical assistants provide assistance surgeons during medical procedures in the operating room. They work directly under surgeons and must follow their orders at all times. Surgical assistants' work also includes preparation for surgeries, including following antiseptic techniques and sterilization procedures. Individuals in this position must also consistently check that required equipment is functioning properly and does not need maintenance. Work hours vary greatly depending on the employer …Read more
- Assist during operations and procedures by providing tools, sterilizing, and performing medical tasks.
- Prepare patients and rooms for procedures.
- Examine patients, collect, and update health histories and convey discharge instructions.
- Document, process, and track patient and procedure information in electronic systems.