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How Much Does a Sterile Technician Earn In The United States?

Sterile Technician Salaries
Updated December 31, 2020
Average Yearly Salary
$32,000
$25,000
$32,000
$40,000
Sterile technicians in the United States make an average salary of $32,173 per year or $15.47 per hour. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $25,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $40,000. As most things go, location can be critical. California, Massachusetts, Connecticut, North Dakota, and New Hampshire provide the highest sterile technician salaries.
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Where Sterile Technicians Earn The Most

The darker areas on the map show where sterile technicians earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

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How Much Do Sterile Technicians Earn In Different Cities?

While a sterile technician can average a salary of $32,173 per year, or $15.47 per hour, there are many opportunities for sterile technicians to make more. For example, in Petaluma, CA you might make $41,493 per year. Other high-paying locations include Springfield, MA, Tacoma, WA and Highland Park, IL. If you're in an entry-level position, your best bet is to move to Petaluma, CA where the average starting salary is $27,000. The highest paying states for sterile technicians include California, Massachusetts and Connecticut. Meanwhile, Iowa, Texas, and Virginia offer the lowest salaries.
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City
Average Salary

Petaluma, CA

Salary Range33k - 51k$41k$41,493

Springfield, MA

Salary Range31k - 45k$38k$37,623

Tacoma, WA

Salary Range29k - 40k$35k$34,521

Highland Park, IL

Salary Range28k - 39k$34k$33,556

Fairbanks, AK

Salary Range29k - 38k$33k$33,264

Bangor, ME

Salary Range30k - 36k$33k$33,158

Bristol, TN

Salary Range26k - 37k$31k$31,309

Lancaster, PA

Salary Range25k - 37k$31k$30,771

Cincinnati, OH

Salary Range25k - 36k$30k$30,433

Huntington, WV

Salary Range25k - 36k$30k$30,224
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Which Companies Pay Sterile Technicians The Most?

To earn a high income as a sterile technician, working for General Healthcare Resources or Northside Hospital might be your best bet, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. In addition, companies like Confluence Health and Universal Health Services report highly competitive salaries for sterile technicians.
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Company
Average Salary
General Healthcare Resources
Salary Range49k - 57k$53k$53,413
Northside Hospital
Salary Range43k - 53k$48k$47,821
Confluence Health
Salary Range35k - 41k$38k$38,365
Universal Health Services
Salary Range32k - 38k$35k$35,357
HCA Healthcare
Salary Range32k - 38k$35k$35,355
Providence Health & Services
Salary Range33k - 37k$35k$35,340
LifePoint Health
Salary Range32k - 38k$35k$35,295
Dental Care Alliance
Salary Range31k - 36k$34k$34,315
ABM Industries
Salary Range31k - 36k$34k$34,169
Advocate Health Centers
Salary Range31k - 35k$34k$33,792
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    How Experience Affects Sterile Technician Salaries

    The salary for a sterile technician can vary depending on the years of experience that a person has, from entry level to senior level. Data on how experience level affects total compensation is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

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