Salary for Surgical Technologists

Also known as:  Certified Surgical Technologist, Operating Room Technician, OR Tech, Surgical First Assistant, Surgical Scrub Technologist, Surgical Technologist

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Surgical technologists perform numerous duties before, during and after operations in order to assist surgeons, nurses, and other operating room specialists. They may transport patients to and from operating rooms, assist in setting up the operating room for surgery, pass instruments during the procedure, hold retractors, cut sutures, and count instruments. A high school diploma or the equivalent is required for this position.

A Surgical Technologist will normally receive a compensation of between 32000 - 48000 based on experience and talent. Surgical Technologists receive an average salary of Forty One Thousand Seven Hundred dollars yearly.

Surgical Technologists are compensated the highest in Maryland, where they get average job salaries of just about $48820. People in this career group are compensated the highest in Educational Services, where they can receive an average pay rate of $48640.

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SALARY TREND
The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 19.87 percent nationwide in that time.
INDUSTRIES
Surgical Technologists tend to make the most in the following industries
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $48,640
Educational Services $47,280
Health Care and Social Assistance $41,220
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $36,820
Public Administration $35,370
Management of Companies and Enterprises $33,640
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Management of Companies and Enterprises $33,640
Public Administration $35,370
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $36,820
Health Care and Social Assistance $41,220
Educational Services $47,280
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $48,640
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