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Average Surgical Technologist Hourly Pay in Chicago, Illinois

$21.44
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$2,500
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The average hourly pay for a Surgical Technologist in Chicago, Illinois is $21.44.
10%
$16.27
MEDIAN
$21.44
90%
$28.31
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$16 - $28
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What Do Surgical Technologists Do?

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.

Career Paths

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Surgical Technologist
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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What Are Popular Skills for Surgical Technologists?

Skills in General Surgery, Orthopedics, Surgery and Urology are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Obstetrics/Gynecology (OB/GYN).

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Surgical Technologists?

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 $17.89 based on 9 salaries. An early career Surgical Technologist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $20.00 based on 14 salaries. A mid-career Surgical Technologist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $21.87 based on 12 salaries. An experienced Surgical Technologist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $23.02 based on 11 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $28.
Employees with Surgical Technologist in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 31.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (23.0% more) and Seattle, Washington (20.2% more).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 55 survey responses.
Entry Level
16.4%
Early Career
25.5%
Mid Career
21.8%
Experienced
20.0%
Late Career
16.4%