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Sterile Processing Technician salary in United States

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

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The average salary for a sterile processing technician is $29.68 per hour in the United States. 7k salaries reported, updated at May 17, 2022.

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Salaries by years of experience in the United States

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Top companies for Sterile Processing Technicians in United States

  1. Rock Medical Group
    6 reviews75 salaries reported
    $45.63per hour
  2. $34.43per hour
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Highest paying cities for Sterile Processing Technicians in United States

  1. Indianapolis, IN
    $33.52 per hour
    59 salaries reported
  2. Cincinnati, OH
    $32.44 per hour
    67 salaries reported
  3. Grand Rapids, MI
    $32.07 per hour
    24 salaries reported
  1. Cleveland, OH
    $31.51 per hour
    38 salaries reported
  2. Chicago, IL
    $31.26 per hour
    91 salaries reported
  3. Atlanta, GA
    $29.85 per hour
    66 salaries reported
  1. Phoenix, AZ
    $28.71 per hour
    28 salaries reported
  2. Houston, TX
    $22.73 per hour
    38 salaries reported
  3. Birmingham, AL
    $22.51 per hour
    10 salaries reported
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Best-paid skills and qualifications for Sterile Processing Technicians

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RNearn +35.13% more

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 $29.68 per hour.

Job Trend
YearNumber of job openings on Indeed requiring this licenseChange from previous year
2012421increase by 421
20131062increase by 152.26%
20141014decrease by 4.52%
2015669decrease by 34.02%
2016588decrease by 12.11%
2017234decrease by 60.20%
2018156decrease by 33.33%
2019247increase by 58.33%

Top companies hiring Sterile Processing Technicians on Indeed

AdventHealth Bolingbrook
Silver Cross Hospital
Kendall Pointe Surgical Center
Mia Aesthetics
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Most common benefits for Sterile Processing Technicians

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • 403(b)
  • AD&D insurance
  • Adoption assistance
  • Continuing education credits
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee discount
  • Employee stock purchase plan
  • Flexible schedule
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Housing stipend
  • Life insurance
  • Loan forgiveness
  • Loan repayment program
  • Opportunities for advancement
  • Paid housing
  • Paid sick time
  • Paid time off
  • Pet insurance
  • Prescription drug insurance
  • Referral program
  • Relocation assistance
  • Retirement plan
  • Travel reimbursement
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance
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Based on 136 ratings

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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