Average Experienced Surgical Technician Hourly Pay

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The average hourly pay for an Experienced Surgical Technician is $22.32.
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Hourly Rate
$17 - $30
$16 - $4,848
Profit Sharing
$0 - $2,500
Total Pay
$36,189 - $65,040

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Job Description for Surgical Technician

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 Skills for Surgical Technician

Skills in General Surgery, Orthopedics, Surgery and Urology are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Labor & Delivery, Birthing.

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 $16.55 based on 184 salaries. An early career Surgical Technician with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $18.15 based on 692 salaries. A mid-career Surgical Technician with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $20.49 based on 428 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $25.
Employees with Surgical Technician in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 31.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Boston, Massachusetts (21.0% more) and Phoenix, Arizona (13.4% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Rochester, New York (7.2% less).

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