Average Early-Career Surgical Technologist Hourly Pay in Birmingham, Alabama

$15.96
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The average hourly pay for an Early-Career Surgical Technologist in Birmingham, Alabama is $15.96.
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$14.38
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$15.96
50%
$18.67
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MEDIAN $15.96
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Hourly Rate
$14 - $19
Total Pay
$25,761 - $38,633

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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.

Career Paths

Explore the most common career paths for Surgical Technologist. Thickness and color of lines indicates popularity of movement from one job to the next. Visit our career path planner to research other job paths.
Surgical Technologist
Certified Surgical Technologist (CST)
Surgical Technician
Registered Nurse (RN), Operating Room
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Surgical Technologist

Skills that pay less than market rate include Orthopedics, Gynecology, Urology, Surgery and General Surgery.

Pay by Experience Level for Surgical Technologist

A mid-career Surgical Technologist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $17.10 based on 18 salaries. An experienced Surgical Technologist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $16.08 based on 10 salaries.
Employees with Surgical Technologist in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 62.7% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (30.8% more) and Houston, Texas (23.0% more).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 28 survey responses.
Mid Career
64.3%
Experienced
35.7%