$60,681
Avg. Salary
$25.69
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation for this job:

Bonus

$1,200

Profit Sharing

$2,750

The average pay for a Surgical Assistant is $25.69 per hour.

The average pay for a Surgical Assistant is $60,681 per year.

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$38,790 - $112,078
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MEDIAN: $60,681
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$0$112K
Salary $38,790 - $112,078
Bonus $0.00 - $14,681
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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$38,476 - $92,959
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 22 Oct 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 56
Hourly Data $0$61
Hourly Rate $17.80 - $38.92
Overtime $24.39 - $61.58
Annual Data $0$92K
Bonus $0.00 - $14,681
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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$38,476 - $92,959
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 22 Oct 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 165

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

Surgical Assistant Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Surgical Assistant?

Surgical Assistant in Rochester:
"Continuous learning."
Pros: The variety of work and the fact that I am helping to alleviate health problems very directly through surgery.
Cons: Potentially standing for 8+ straight hours, mandatory overtime.

Surgical Assistant in Nashville:
"Under appreciated."
Pros: Having a steady job.
Cons: Undervalued.

Surgical Assistant in Houston:
"The amount of paperwork."
Research your position with other Surgical Assistants.

Surgical Assistant in McLean:
"Interesting."
Pros: I love working with people. My main goal is to make sure patients have a great experience no matter how scared or anxious they are.
Cons: Because we are a surgical office, we usually only see patients two or three times and their treatment with us is over.

Key Stats for Surgical Assistant

Gender

Female
72 %
Male
28 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 31 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 31 votes.

Gender

Female
72 %
Male
28 %

Common Health Benefits

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