How much does a Sterile Processing Technician make in the United States?

2.7k salaries reported, updated at May 11, 2021
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The average salary for a sterile processing technician is $26.17 per hour in the United States.

Most common benefits

  • Referral program
  • License reimbursement
  • Dependent care reimbursement
  • 403(b)
  • Paid housing
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Best-paid skills and qualifications for sterile processing technicians

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The jobs requiring this license have increase by 58.33% since 2018. Sterile Processing Technicians with this license earn +35.13% more than the average base salary, which is $26.17 per hour.


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Most common benefits for Sterile Processing Technicians

  • Referral program
  • License reimbursement
  • Dependent care reimbursement
  • 403(b)
  • Paid housing
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Life insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • 401(k)
  • Prescription drug insurance
  • 401(k) matching
  • Employee discount
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47% of Sterile processing technicians in the United States think their salaries are enough for the cost of living in their area

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