How much does a Surgical Technologist earn in the United States? The average Surgical Technologist salary in the United States is $45,235 as of March 28, 2019, but the range typically falls between $40,642 and $50,394. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target. View Cost of Living in Major Cities
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. Requires graduation from an accredited surgical technologist program. Requires a high school diploma. Requires CPR certification. Typically reports to a registered nurse. Years of experience may be unspecified. Certification and/or licensing in the position's specialty is the main requirement.
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