The average hourly pay for a Surgical Technician is $20.25.
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Job Description for Surgical Technician
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 providin…Read more
Surgical Technician Tasks
- 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.
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Popular Employer Salaries for Surgical Technician
The top respondents for the job title Surgical Technician are from the companies Loma Linda University Medical Center, Mercy Hospital and Kaiser Permanente. Reported salaries are highest at Sutter Health where the average pay is $36.52. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include New York Presbyterian Hospital and Kaiser Permanente, earning around $30.70 and $29.49, respectively. Mercy Hospital pays the lowest at around $18.48. HCA Midwest and Loma Linda University Medical Center also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $22.50 and $22.95, respectively.
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Popular Skills for Surgical Technician
Avg. Hourly Rate
Skills in General Surgery, Surgery, Orthopedics, Labor & Delivery, Birthing and Urology are correlated to pay that is above average.
Pay by Experience Level for Surgical Technician
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 $16.61 based on 187 salaries. An early career Surgical Technician with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $18.15 based on 693 salaries. A mid-career Surgical Technician with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $20.49 based on 427 salaries. An experienced Surgical Technician with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $22.32 based on 593 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $25.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Surgical Technician in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 28.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (16.4% more) and Phoenix, Arizona (14.8% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Chicago, Illinois (4.3% less) and Houston, Texas (4.2% less).
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