Surgical Technologist in Nashville, Tennessee Salary

The average pay for a Surgical Technologist in Nashville, Tennessee is $19.68 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 10 years' experience in this field. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Obstetrics/Gynecology (OB/GYN) and Emergency/Trauma.

$15.66 - $23.53
$16
$19
$24
MEDIAN: $19.21
10%
50%
90%

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Hourly Data $0$28
Hourly Rate $15.66 - $23.53
Overtime $28.50
Annual Data $0$48K
Total Pay (?
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$33,280 - $48,175
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 9 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 16

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.

About Nashville, Tennessee

Davidson County, Tennessee
626,681
Nashville is the capital of the U.S. state of Tennessee and the county seat of Davidson County. It is located on the Cumberland River in the north central part of the state. The city is a center for the music, healthcare, publishing, banking and transportation industries, and home to numerous colleges and universities. Reflecting the city's position in state government, Nashville is home to the Tennessee Supreme Court's courthouse for Middle Tennessee. It is known as a center of the country music industry, earning it the nickname "Music City U.S.A." Since 1963, Nashville has had a consolidated city-county government which includes six smaller municipalities in a two-tier system. Nashville is governed by a mayor, vice-mayor, and 40-member Metropolitan Council. Thirty-five of the members are elected from single-member districts; five are elected at-large. According to 2015 estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau, the total consolidated city-county population stood at 678,889. The "balance"...

Surgical Technologist Job Listings

Key Stats for Surgical Technologist

Gender

Female
73 %
Male
27 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 4 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
16%

Experience Affects Surgical Technologist Salaries

National Average
$41,000

Mid-Career
▼6%

Entry-Level
▼10%

Skills That Affect Surgical Technologist Salaries

Obstetrics/Gynecology (OB/GYN)
▲27%

Emergency/Trauma
▲27%

Orthopedics
▲4%

Urology
▲4%

General Surgery
▲1%

Surgery
▲1%

National Average
$41,000

Gynecology
▼2%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 4 votes.

Gender

Female
73 %
Male
27 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 71%
dental benefits
Dental: 57%
vision benefits
Vision: 50%
no benefits
None: 29%