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Surgical Technician Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 18, 2020
$42,000
$35,000
$42,000
$51,000
Surgical technicians in the United States make an average salary of $42,398 per year or $20.38 per hour. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $35,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $51,000. As most things go, location can be critical. Montana, Alaska, South Dakota, North Dakota, and California provide the highest surgical technician salaries.
Best Paying Cities
Toledo, OH
$53,197
Omaha, NE
$53,170
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Map of Surgical Technician Salaries

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

Average Salary

Average Surgical Technician Salary By Location

If both location and money are important to you, then you might want to check out moving to Montana, Alaska and South Dakota, as these three states offer the highest salaries throughout the U.S. for surgical technicians. Quite opposite of that list is the lowest paying states, which are Florida, Pennsylvania, and Virginia.

City
Average Salary
Toledo, OH
Toledo, OH
$53,197
$53k
Omaha, NE
Omaha, NE
$53,170
$53k
Salt Lake City, UT
Salt Lake City, UT
$52,951
$53k
Baltimore, MD
Baltimore, MD
$52,494
$52k
Kansas City, MO
Kansas City, MO
$52,105
$52k
Denver, CO
Denver, CO
$52,072
$52k
Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles, CA
$51,958
$52k
Seattle, WA
Seattle, WA
$51,418
$51k
Urban Honolulu, HI
Urban Honolulu, HI
$51,133
$51k
New York, NY
New York, NY
$51,030
$51k

High Paying Surgical Technician Jobs

Average Surgical Technician Salary By Company

If you insist on knowing when your check is going to come and for how much, then you'd be better off working for companies like Health First and UnitedHealth Group as they offer the highest salaries for surgical technicians.

The largest raises come from changing jobs.

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Surgical Technician Salary History

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    Surgical Technician Salary By Experience Level

    The salary for a surgical 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.

    Recently Added Surgical Technician Salaries

    CompanyJobLocationDate AddedSalary
    Careerstaff Unlimited
    Careerstaff Unlimited
    Certified Surgical Technician-CST
    Certified Surgical Technician-CST
    Certified Surgical Technician-CST
    San Diego, CA
    San Diego, CA
    10/31/2020
    10/31/2020
    $62,610
    $62,610
    10/31/2020
    Surgical Technologist-Main Operating Room
    Surgical Technologist-Main Operating Room
    Iowa City, IA
    Iowa City, IA
    10/30/2020
    10/30/2020
    $42,318
    $42,318
    10/30/2020
    Careerstaff Unlimited
    Careerstaff Unlimited
    Certified Surgical Technician-CST-Acute Care
    Certified Surgical Technician-CST-Acute Care
    Certified Surgical Technician-CST-Acute Care
    Portland, OR
    Portland, OR
    10/30/2020
    10/30/2020
    $81,393
    $81,393
    10/30/2020
    Certified Surgical Technologist CST ORT
    Certified Surgical Technologist CST ORT
    Saint Louis, MO
    Saint Louis, MO
    10/29/2020
    10/29/2020
    $62,610
    $62,610
    10/29/2020
    Surgical Technolgist (Neuro)
    Surgical Technolgist (Neuro)
    Phoenix, AZ
    Phoenix, AZ
    10/29/2020
    10/29/2020
    $51,424
    $51,424
    10/29/2020
    Surgical Technologist
    Surgical Technologist
    Charlotte, NC
    Charlotte, NC
    10/29/2020
    10/29/2020
    $49,462
    $49,462
    10/29/2020
    Peace Health
    Peace Health
    Surgical Technologist-Operating Room
    Surgical Technologist-Operating Room
    Surgical Technologist-Operating Room
    Springfield, OR
    Springfield, OR
    10/28/2020
    10/28/2020
    $50,130
    $50,130
    10/28/2020
    Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
    Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
    Supervisor-Surgical Tech IP
    Supervisor-Surgical Tech IP
    Supervisor-Surgical Tech IP
    Columbus, OH
    Columbus, OH
    10/28/2020
    10/28/2020
    $54,992
    $54,992
    10/28/2020
    CST-Certified Surgical Tech-Cardiac
    CST-Certified Surgical Tech-Cardiac
    Rochester, MN
    Rochester, MN
    10/27/2020
    10/27/2020
    $45,017
    $45,017
    10/27/2020
    Careerstaff Unlimited
    Careerstaff Unlimited
    Certified Surgical Technician-CST-Acute Care
    Certified Surgical Technician-CST-Acute Care
    Certified Surgical Technician-CST-Acute Care
    Seattle, WA
    Seattle, WA
    10/27/2020
    10/27/2020
    $21,914
    $21,914
    10/27/2020