Average Entry-Level Surgical Technologist with General Surgery Skills Hourly Pay in Chicago, Illinois

$19.00
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The average hourly pay for an Entry-Level Surgical Technologist with General Surgery skills in Chicago, Illinois is $19.00.
25%
$16.06
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$19
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$20.11
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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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Surgical Technologist

An early career Surgical Technologist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $19.49 based on 6 salaries. A mid-career Surgical Technologist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $22.42 based on 6 salaries. An experienced Surgical Technologist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $22.51 based on 9 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $28.

Pay Difference by Location

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Years of Experience

This data is based on 27 survey responses.
Early Career
22.2%
Mid Career
22.2%
Experienced
33.3%
Late Career
22.2%

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