How much does a Surgical Technologist make? The median annual Surgical Technologist salary is $43,633, as of September 27, 2017, with a range usually between $39,204-$48,609, however this can vary widely depending on a variety of factors. Our team of Certified Compensation Professionals has analyzed survey data collected from thousands of HR departments at companies of all sizes and industries to present this range of annual salaries for people with the job title Surgical Technologist in the United States.
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This chart describes the expected percentage of people who perform the job of Surgical Technologist in the United States that make less than that annual salary. For example the median expected annual pay for a typical Surgical Technologist in the United States is $43,633, so 50% of the people who perform the job of Surgical Technologist in the United States are expected to make less than $43,633.
Source: HR Reported data as of September 27, 2017
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This chart describes the expected percentage of people who perform the job of Surgical Technologist that make less than that salary. For example 50% of the people who perform the job of Surgical Technologist are expected to make less than the median.
Source: HR Reported data as of October 2017
Prepares and maintains medical equipment for surgical procedures. Prepares operating room and patient for surgery. Performs pre-operation preparations to the patient's skin, body and medical equipment. Assists the surgical team with donning sterile gowns and gloves. Observes patients' vital signs, checks charts, and provides instruments, sutures, and other sterile supplies during the surgical procedure. Assists in the preparation, care, and disposing of specimens taken for laboratory analysis and helps apply dressings to patients. Follows hospital regulations and industry procedures to tend to patient during pre-operation procedures. May be required to transport patient to and from the operating room. Typically requires graduation from an accredited surgical technologist program. Must be certified to perform CPR. Requires a high school diploma or its equivalent. Typically reports to a registered nurse. Requires be certified to perform CPR. Years of experience may be unspecified. Certification and/or licensing in the position's specialty is the main requirement. View full job description