Entry-Level Surgical Technologist Salary

An average Entry-Level Surgical Technologist can expect to take home roughly $17.92 per hour. Work is enjoyable for Entry-Level Surgical Technologists, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Entry-Level Surgical Technologists making up 78 percent. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and just under one in four lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a strong majority and dental coverage is claimed by a majority. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$29,144 - $50,780
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$40K
$51K
MEDIAN: $39,511
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$14.15 - $23.79
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$0$51K
Salary $29,144 - $50,780
Bonus $5.30 - $2,327
Profit Sharing $1,325
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$29,721 - $51,495
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 229
Hourly Data $0$36
Hourly Rate $14.15 - $23.79
Hourly Tips $0.00
Overtime $10.09 - $36.99
Annual Data $0$51K
Bonus $5.30 - $2,327
Profit Sharing $1,325
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$29,721 - $51,495
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,519

Surgical Technologist Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $38,397

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For those looking to make money, Entry-Level Surgical Technologists in Boston enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 17 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Surgical Technologists can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Los Angeles (+12 percent), New York (+12 percent), Washington (+12 percent), and San Diego (+8 percent). Entry-Level Surgical Technologists in Tulsa make 22 percent less than the national average, proving that location is a major factor in pay. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Orlando (19 percent lower) and Miami (5 percent lower).

Surgical Technologist Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Surgical Technologist in Dallas:
"Great until you have a family..."
You will make decent money but I have a stay at home wife and 3 kids so I need to move on to bigger and better things. Check out nursing programs in your area if you're interested.

Surgical Technologist in Macon:
Work in the OR first for one year befor moving on to a specialty!

Surgical Technologist in Glasgow:
"Be Patient."
Its a very stressful job and you have to take call.

Surgical Technologist in Brockport:
"My Job is very strees, in you need to have the best love for."
Get the certifiquet.

Surgical Technologist in Aurora:
"They take away job perks."
Dont be one, go back to school for a different career. Its hard on you body and its hard to spend time with your family.

Surgical Technologist in Philadelphia:
Continue education and apply for school in nursing.

Surgical Technologist in Dallas:
"Get certification."
Get certification.

Key Stats for Surgical Technologist

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 135 votes.
Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
71%
5-9 years
15%

Skills That Affect Surgical Technologist Salaries

Vascular
▲10%

Medicine / Surgery
▲10%

Robotics
▲7%

▲3%

▲3%

plastic surgery
▲3%

▲2%

Obstetrics/Gynecology (OB/GYN)
▲2%

Emergency/Trauma
▲2%

Oral Surgery
▲2%

Open Heart
▲2%

Labor & Delivery, Birthing
▲1%

Brain Surgery
▲1%


National Average
$38,000

▼1%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 135 votes.

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 75%
dental benefits
Dental: 64%
vision benefits
Vision: 56%
no benefits
None: 23%