Surgical Technologist Salary

The average pay for a Surgical Technologist is $19.62 per hour. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Neuro, Open Heart, and Vascular. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field.

$30,122 - $59,240
$30K
$42K
$59K
MEDIAN: $41,747
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$15.10 - $27.73
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MEDIAN: $20.05
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$0$60K
Salary $30,122 - $59,240
Bonus $175.00 - $3,343
Profit Sharing $2,750
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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$31,644 - $60,136
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 14 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 363
Hourly Data $0$41
Hourly Rate $15.10 - $27.73
Hourly Tips $1.42
Overtime $13.81 - $41.44
Annual Data $0$60K
Bonus $175.00 - $3,343
Profit Sharing $2,750
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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$31,644 - $60,136
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 14 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 3,258

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.

Common Career Paths for Surgical Technologist


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Surgical Technologist Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Surgical Technologist

Popular Skills for Surgical Technologist

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: $42,598

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Surgical Technologist Reviews

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

Surgical Technologist in Dallas:
Pros: People.
Cons: No room for growth.

Surgical Technologist in Monroe:
"Setting up brain, neck, back surgeries and assisting surgeons."
Pros: I have learned a lot about Neuro Surgery, getting to work in the surgical field is just amazing. Brain cases are my favorite. Also we have a lot to do when we have big back and neck cases such as: POLAR, ACDF, XLIFT, ALIFT, and disc cases as well. It is really been a learning experience working in the Hospital. Scrubbing with surgeons is a lot of fun. Feels good at the end of the day knowing you helped someone.
Cons: Sometimes standing for hours can be bad on you physically and mentally. The pay could be better.

Surgical Technologist in Nashville:
Pros: Working on different cases and learning new things daily.
Cons: Standing for hours and hours without a bathroom break or anything.

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

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Key Stats for Surgical Technologist

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 414 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
10%

Experience Affects Surgical Technologist Salaries

▲20%

▲12%

▼0%

National Average
$43,000

▼11%

Skills That Affect Surgical Technologist Salaries

▲14%

▲9%

▲8%

▲7%

▲4%

▲3%

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National Average
$43,000

▼1%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 414 votes.

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 69%
vision benefits
Vision: 60%
no benefits
None: 20%