The average hourly pay for an Early-Career Surgical Technologist in Chicago, Illinois is $19.50.
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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. Strong knowledge of medical termi…Read more
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 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 $18.28 based on 8 salaries. A mid-career Surgical Technologist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $21.81 based on 13 salaries. An experienced Surgical Technologist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $21.42 based on 13 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $28.
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Employees with Surgical Technologist in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 33.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Seattle, Washington (14.3% more) and Los Angeles, California (7.0% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Tampa, Florida (6.3% less), Atlanta, Georgia (2.3% less) and Dallas, Texas (0.5% less).
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