The average hourly pay for an Experienced Surgical Technologist in Chicago, Illinois is $22.03.
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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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Skills in General Surgery and Orthopedics are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Gynecology, Urology and Surgery.
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 $18.31 based on 8 salaries. An early career Surgical Technologist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $19.61 based on 19 salaries. A mid-career Surgical Technologist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $21.94 based on 12 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 Los Angeles, California earn an average of 33.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Diego, California (30.2% more) and Houston, Texas (22.8% more).
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