$25.54
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation for this job:

Bonus

$1,200

Profit Sharing

$2,750

A Late-Career Surgical Assistant earns an average wage of $25.22 per hour. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Robotics, Orthopedics, Obstetrics/Gynecology (OB/GYN), and General Surgery.

$38,790 - $108,758
$39K
$61K
$110K
MEDIAN: $60,681
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50%
90%

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$17.74 - $38.48
$18
$26
$38
MEDIAN: $25.54
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$0$108K
Salary $38,790 - $108,758
Bonus $0.00 - $14,899
Profit Sharing $2,750
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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$38,233 - $90,887
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Aug 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 56
Hourly Data $0$61
Hourly Rate $17.74 - $38.48
Overtime $23.95 - $61.22
Annual Data $0$90K
Bonus $0.00 - $14,899
Profit Sharing $2,750
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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$38,233 - $90,887
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Aug 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 164

Job Description for Surgical Assistant

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 and position, but often shift flexibility and long shifts are required. Surgical assistants generally must be on call for long periods, but actual work during these times varies based on demand. This position involves potential exposure to hazardous environments, ranging from body fluids and chemicals to radiation and diseases.

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Surgical Assistant Tasks

  • 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.

Surgical Assistant Job Listings

Key Stats for Surgical Assistant

Gender

Female
74 %
Male
26 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 27 votes.
20 years or more
100%

Skills That Affect Surgical Assistant Salaries

Robotics
▲22%

Orthopedics
▲20%

Obstetrics/Gynecology (OB/GYN)
▲19%

General Surgery
▲16%

National Average
$56,000

Surgery
▼8%

Oral Surgery
▼25%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 27 votes.

Gender

Female
74 %
Male
26 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 70%
dental benefits
Dental: 53%
vision benefits
Vision: 45%
no benefits
None: 29%