The average hourly pay for a Surgical Technician in Houston, Texas is $19.39.
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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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Skills in General Surgery, Surgery, Orthopedics and Labor & Delivery, Birthing 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 $17.85 based on 6 salaries. An early career Surgical Technician with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $18.57 based on 11 salaries. A mid-career Surgical Technician with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $19.00 based on 5 salaries. An experienced Surgical Technician with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $28.00 based on 9 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $26.
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Employees with Surgical Technician in their job title in Dallas, Texas earn an average of 37.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (34.2% more) and Los Angeles, California (21.6% more).
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