$23.80
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation for this job:

Bonus

$1,036

Profit Sharing

$3,537

Pay for Experienced Surgical Assistants sits in the ballpark of $23.10 per hour. Most Experienced Surgical Assistants like their work and job satisfaction is high. Women make up the majority of Experienced Surgical Assistants (66 percent) who completed the questionnaire. Health benefits are not claimed by all — somewhere between a fifth and a fourth lack any form of coverage — but a fair number have medical insurance, and the greater part have dental, too. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$36,242 - $93,546
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MEDIAN: $58,958
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$17.23 - $34.27
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$0$93K
Salary $36,242 - $93,546
Bonus $98.63 - $11,776
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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$37,137 - $80,744
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Aug 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 91
Hourly Data $0$52
Hourly Rate $17.23 - $34.27
Overtime $24.77 - $52.10
Annual Data $0$80K
Bonus $98.63 - $11,776
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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$37,137 - $80,744
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Aug 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 358

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.

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Key Stats for Surgical Assistant

Gender

Female
73 %
Male
27 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 55 votes.
10-19 years
84%
20 years or more
16%

Skills That Affect Surgical Assistant Salaries

Robotics
▲15%

Orthopedics
▲13%

Obstetrics/Gynecology (OB/GYN)
▲13%

General Surgery
▲5%

Cardiovascular
▲2%

Surgery
▼0%

National Average
$52,000

Oral Surgery
▼21%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 55 votes.

Gender

Female
73 %
Male
27 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 73%
dental benefits
Dental: 54%
vision benefits
Vision: 46%
no benefits
None: 25%