Average Surgical Technologist Hourly Pay

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The average hourly pay for a Surgical Technologist is $20.38.
MEDIAN $20.38
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Hourly Rate
$15 - $28
$154 - $4,126
Profit Sharing
$150 - $4,112
Total Pay
$32,030 - $61,032

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Job Description for Surgical Technologist

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.
The top respondents for the job title Surgical Technologist are from the companies HCA, Inc., Mercy Hospital and Beaumont Health. Reported salaries are highest at Dignity Health where the average pay is $26.97. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Banner Health and St Joseph Healthcare, earning around $25.85 and $21.57, respectively. Mercy Hospital pays the lowest at around $19.23. Beaumont Health and Baptist Health also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $19.75 and $20.62, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Surgical Technologist

Skills in General Surgery, Orthopedics, Surgery, Obstetrics/Gynecology (OB/GYN) and Gynecology are correlated to pay that is above average.

Pay by Experience Level for Surgical Technologist

An entry-level Surgical Technologist with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $17.44 based on 1,237 salaries. An early career Surgical Technologist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $18.36 based on 2,260 salaries. A mid-career Surgical Technologist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $20.41 based on 1,604 salaries. An experienced Surgical Technologist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $22.93 based on 1,792 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $24.
Employees with Surgical Technologist in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 32.0% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (26.5% more) and San Diego, California (25.0% more).

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