$41,558
Avg. Salary
$20.05
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation for this job:

Bonus

$813

Profit Sharing

$2,431

The average pay for a Surgical Technologist is $20.05 per hour.

The average pay for a Surgical Technologist is $41,558 per year.

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$28
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$29,670 - $58,790
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MEDIAN: $41,558
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$15.12 - $28.03
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$0$60K
Salary $29,670 - $58,790
Bonus $149 - $4,228
Profit Sharing $145 - $4,156
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$31,573 - $60,420
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Oct 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 630
Hourly Data $0$42
Hourly Rate $15.12 - $28.03
Hourly Tips $1.42
Overtime $13.29 - $42.11
Annual Data $0$60K
Bonus $149 - $4,228
Profit Sharing $145 - $4,156
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$31,573 - $60,420
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Oct 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 5,627

Job Description for Surgical Technologist

A surgical technologist is present within the operation room and provides help to surgeons, nurses, and anesthesiologists. The technologist will hand necessary instruments to the surgeon, so that the surgery can be more easily be performed. It is important to be able to anticipate which devices the surgeon will use, so that no time is lost. Certain equipment may also be monitored by the technologist, such as machinery relating to the observance of vital signs.

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Surgical Technologist Tasks

  • Inspect, maintain, decontaminate, and repair surgical equipment, keeping inventory records up to date.
  • Conduct pre- and post-surgery patient care, including shaving, transporting, and applying dressings.
  • Keep all needed surgical equipment at the ready, including sterile linens, saline, lights, suction machines, etc.
  • Set up and maintain surgical field, collaborating with nurses and doctors and assisting where required.
  • Assemble, transport, and retrieve surgical equipment, ensuring all pieces leave the room.

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Pay by Experience Level for Surgical Technologist

Pay by Experience for a Surgical Technologist has a positive trend. An entry-level Surgical Technologist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $38,000 based on 1,790 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Surgical Technologist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $43,000 based on 1,041 salaries. An experienced Surgical Technologist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $48,000 based on 1,012 salaries. A Surgical Technologist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 369 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $42,468

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Surgical Technologist Advice

Q: What is it like working as a Surgical Technologist?

Surgical Technologist in Philadelphia:
Continue education and apply for school in nursing.

Surgical Technologist in Dallas:
"Get certification."
Get certification.

Surgical Technologist in Sterling Heights:
"Very rewarding career with many hours spent on your feet."
Maintain good physical health using core exercises, and wear good support stockings as you will spend many hours on your feet.

Surgical Technologist in Atlanta:
"Work flexibility."
Pros: Bringing babies into the world. Love it.
Cons: Very stressful and dealing with patient loss.

Surgical Technologist in Columbia:
"You Don't Make The Money You Should For What You Are Required."
Be sure you can work under pressure and love your job for what it is and not for the money.

Surgical Technologist in Fall River:
"What Are You Getting Into?"
Be aware that the work you do isn't always compensated equivocally monetarily. You will never be paid what you deserve to be paid in this job if you are a hard worker with a strong work ethic. Then why do the job? You ask. Because it is not about us. It is always about the patient. Always should be. You will silently save lives, assist and help the surgeons, work with and for the nurses who run the room by setting up room and assisting with all needs and aspects of each patients care, you will also be required to know all services and their procedures and every different doctors preferences in each of the hundreds of different procedures. Many techs will experience having to sit perfectly still for four hours in the same position or you may have to stand in one spot for eleven hours with only a thirty minute break. Not to mention call cases. All in all it takes someone special to do this job. Always remember INTEGRITY FIRST, be proactive about your education level, always stay calm!

Surgical Technologist in Bradenton:
"Surgical Field."
This has got to be one of the best places to work in the surgical or medical arena, however we are under paid for our responsibilities and accountable knowledge and practices. It's environment unlike others unique unto itself and set apart from other departments, it's been an educational journey, but one must move vertically to find compensation.

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Key Stats for Surgical Technologist

Gender

Female
77 %
Male
23 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 751 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
11%

Experience Affects Surgical Technologist Salaries

▲20%

▲12%

▲1%

National Average
$42,000

▼11%

Skills That Affect Surgical Technologist Salaries

▲14%

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National Average
$42,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 751 votes.

Gender

Female
77 %
Male
23 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
vision benefits
Vision: 60%
no benefits
None: 19%