Avg. Base Hourly Rate (USD)
The average hourly pay for a Surgical Technician is $21.10
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Surgical Technicians?
An entry-level Surgical Technician with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $17.60 based on 143 salaries. An early career Surgical Technician with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $18.98 based on 559 salaries. A …Read more
What Do Surgical Technicians Do?
A surgical technician - sometimes called a surgical tech, OR (operating room) tech or scrub tech - typically work in a large hospital, a day-surgery center, or a specialty outpatient center.
Surgical technicians generally report to RNs (registered nurses) and provide support functions to the members of an operating room team. The ability to anticipate the patient's and surgical team's needs during an operation is a crucial part of their job. Specifically, they often are responsible for …Read more
- Scrub, assist, and anticipate physicians' needs during surgical procedures.
- Apply specialized knowledge in various surgical procedures to expedite process and reduce patient risk.
- Assist in the preparation of the surgical area.