Surgical Technologist Salary in the US

$49,108
per year
per hour
$23.61
per hour
per year

Surgical Technologist - Average Salary & Hourly Pay

The average salary for a Surgical Technologist is $49,108 per year ($23.61 per hour), which is $4,382 (-8%) lower than the average salary in the US.
A Surgical Technologist can expect an average starting salary of $36,483. The highest salaries can exceed $67,808.
$36,483
Low
$49,108
Average salary
$67,808
High
$17.54
Low
$23.61
Average salary
$32.60
High

Surgical Tech Salary Range

Low
$36,483
Average salary
$49,108
Experienced
$54,454
High
$67,808
Low
$17.54
Average salary
$23.61
Experienced
$26.18
High
$32.60
Among Surgical Technologists in the US (also called Surgical Technicians, Scrub Techs, or Operating Room Technicians), entry-level Surgical Technologist Graduates and individuals who have just taken the CST (Certified Surgical Technologist) examination tend to have the lowest salaries, while more experienced Surgical Technologists specializing in a particular area, such as open-heart surgery o neurosurgery, and Travelling Surgical Techs enjoy the highest salaries.

Surgical Technologist - Pay by Experience Level in the United States

An Entry Level Surgical Technologist with less than three years of experience can expect to earn an average starting pay of $18 per hour. A mid career Surgical Tech with 4-9 years of experience earns an average pay of $22, while an experienced Surgical Technologist with 10-20 years of experience makes on average $26. Surgical Technologists with more than 20 years of experience earn $28 per hour on average.

How Work Experience Affects the Salary of a Surgical Technologist

Late Career▲ +19%
Experienced▲ +10%
Average Salary$23.61/hour
Mid Career▼ -7%
Entry Level▼ -24%

Gender Breakdown

Female
74%
Male
26%

Surgical Technologist - Jobs by Location

Surgical Technologist - Related Salaries

The salary information presented on this page is based on all Surgical Technologist jobs published on Jobted in the last 12 months and on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS.gov).
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