Average Entry-Level Surgical Technician Hourly Pay

$16.55
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$1,450
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The average hourly pay for an Entry-Level Surgical Technician is $16.55.
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$12.35
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$16.55
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$21.48
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Hourly Rate
$12 - $21
Bonus
$0 - $26,819
Total Pay
$25,805 - $48,822

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

Pay by Experience Level for Surgical Technician

An early career Surgical Technician with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) 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. An experienced Surgical Technician with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $22.32 based on 597 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $25.

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Years of Experience

This data is based on 2,040 survey responses.
Early Career
33.9%
Mid Career
21.0%
Experienced
29.3%
Late Career
15.8%