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Sterile processing technician salary in United States

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

Average base salary

Average $35.65
Low $27.22
High $46.70
Non-cash benefit
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The average salary for a sterile processing technician is $35.65 per hour in the United States. 13.6k salaries reported, updated at June 8, 2023

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Salaries by years of experience in the United States

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3 to 5 years
6 to 9 years
More than 10 years
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Top companies for Sterile Processing Technicians in United States

  1. MWIDM Inc.
    97 reviews11 salaries reported
    $47.47per hour
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Highest paying cities for Sterile Processing Technicians near United States

  1. Sarasota, FL
    $45.15 per hour
    14 salaries reported
  2. Portland, OR
    $44.33 per hour
    8 salaries reported
  3. Sacramento, CA
    $37.18 per hour
    72 salaries reported
  1. Cincinnati, OH
    $34.85 per hour
    134 salaries reported
  2. Cleveland, OH
    $31.21 per hour
    121 salaries reported
  3. Tampa, FL
    $29.92 per hour
    171 salaries reported
  1. Philadelphia, PA
    $29.33 per hour
    40 salaries reported
  2. Grand Rapids, MI
    $28.20 per hour
    41 salaries reported
  3. San Francisco, CA
    $27.41 per hour
    21 salaries reported
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Where can a Sterile Processing Technician earn more?

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Best-paid skills and qualifications for Sterile Processing Technicians

Most recommended license


(earn +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 $35.65 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

Inova Health System
Phoenix Children's
Riverside Health System
Kaiser Permanente
US Department of Veterans Affairs
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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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Salary satisfaction

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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How much do similar professions get paid in United States?

Sterilization Technician

6,695 job openings

Average $19.00 per hour

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Common questions about salaries for a Sterile Processing Technician

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