Salary for Surgical Technologists

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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 earns an average salary ranging from $34,120 - $73,110 based on tenure level. will normally receive an average salary of fifty-one thousand five hundred and ten dollars annually.

can get the best pay in Alaska, where they receive a compensation of just about $67,120. People working these jobs are paid at the highest average level in Educational Services, where they can earn job pay of $57,570.

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SALARY TREND

The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 49.15 percent nationwide in that time.

INDUSTRIES

Surgical Technologists tend to make the most in the following industries:

Educational Services
$57,570
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$52,440
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
$52,330
Wholesale Trade
$52,000
Health Care and Social Assistance
$51,480
Public Administration
$49,890

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$48,130
Public Administration
$49,890
Health Care and Social Assistance
$51,480
Wholesale Trade
$52,000
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
$52,330
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$52,440