$59,639
Avg. Salary
$23.83
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation for this job:

Bonus

$1,119

Profit Sharing

$3,537

The average pay for a Surgical Assistant is $23.83 per hour.

The average pay for a Surgical Assistant is $59,639 per year.

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$24
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$34
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$36,779 - $95,026
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MEDIAN: $59,639
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$0$95K
Salary $36,779 - $95,026
Bonus $492 - $11,836
Profit Sharing $3,537
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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$37,455 - $80,803
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Oct 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 87
Hourly Data $0$52
Hourly Rate $17.33 - $34.23
Overtime $24.96 - $52.28
Annual Data $0$80K
Bonus $492 - $11,836
Profit Sharing $3,537
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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$37,455 - $80,803
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Oct 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 360

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
74 %
Male
26 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 57 votes.
10-19 years
84%
20 years or more
16%

Skills That Affect Surgical Assistant Salaries

Robotics
▲15%

Obstetrics/Gynecology (OB/GYN)
▲13%

Orthopedics
▲12%

General Surgery
▲5%

Cardiovascular
▲1%

Surgery
▼0%

National Average
$52,000

Oral Surgery
▼21%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 57 votes.

Gender

Female
74 %
Male
26 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 73%
dental benefits
Dental: 55%
vision benefits
Vision: 46%
no benefits
None: 25%