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Surgical Technician salary in United States

How much does a Surgical Technician make in the United States?

Average base salary

$48.69
Non-cash benefit
401(k)
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The average salary for a surgical technician is $48.69 per hour in the United States. 53.3k salaries reported, updated at August 11, 2022.

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Salaries by years of experience in the United States

Years of experiencePer hour
Less than 1 year
1 to 2 years
3 to 5 years
6 to 9 years
More than 10 years
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Top companies for Surgical Technicians in United States

  1. Emerald Health Services
    3.5star
    40 reviews24 salaries reported
    $56.44per hour
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Highest paying cities for Surgical Technicians in United States

  1. New York, NY
    $55.92 per hour
    384 salaries reported
  2. Jacksonville, FL
    $50.32 per hour
    203 salaries reported
  3. Phoenix, AZ
    $48.36 per hour
    325 salaries reported
  1. Houston, TX
    $45.43 per hour
    199 salaries reported
  2. Austin, TX
    $44.86 per hour
    406 salaries reported
  3. Tulsa, OK
    $43.65 per hour
    126 salaries reported
  1. Atlanta, GA
    $43.36 per hour
    387 salaries reported
  2. Los Angeles, CA
    $41.82 per hour
    141 salaries reported
  3. San Antonio, TX
    $40.76 per hour
    190 salaries reported
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Where can a Surgical Technician earn more?

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Best-paid skills and qualifications for Surgical Technicians

Most recommended skill

Medical Degreeearn +43.13% more

The jobs requiring this skill have decrease by 4.88% since 2018. Surgical Technicians with this skill earn +43.13% more than the average base salary, which is $48.69 per hour.

Job Trend
YearNumber of job openings on Indeed requiring this skillChange from previous year
201238increase by 38
201394increase by 147.37%
201463decrease by 32.98%
201554decrease by 14.29%
201689increase by 64.81%
201771decrease by 20.22%
201841decrease by 42.25%
201939decrease by 4.88%

Top companies hiring Surgical Technicians with the recommended skill

United Therapeutics
Harris Health System
Crescentia
Crescentia GTS
Valley Health System of Ridgewood, NJ
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Top fields of study
Medical Degree
+43.13%salary
Top certifications
BLS Certification
+22.36%salary
Top specialties
Cardiology
+17.92%salary

More critical skills and qualifications that pay well

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Most common benefits for Surgical Technicians

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • 403(b)
  • Adoption assistance
  • Continuing education credits
  • Dental insurance
  • Dependent health insurance coverage
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee discount
  • Employee stock purchase plan
  • Flexible schedule
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Housing stipend
  • License reimbursement
  • Life insurance
  • Loan forgiveness
  • Loan repayment program
  • Opportunities for advancement
  • Paid housing
  • Paid sick time
  • Paid time off
  • Pet insurance
  • Referral program
  • Relocation assistance
  • Retirement plan
  • Travel reimbursement
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance
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Salary satisfaction

Based on 358 ratings

50% of Surgical 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?

Operating Room Technician

24,963 job openings

Average $121,699 per year

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Common questions about salaries for a Surgical Technician

How can I know if I am being paid fairly as a surgical technician?

If you’re unsure about what salary is appropriate for a surgical technician, visit Indeed's Salary Calculator to get a free, personalized pay range based on your location, industry and experience.

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Do surgical technicians get raises?

With expected growth in the surgical technician job market, there is expected to be an accompanying increase in salary. Surgical technicians can advance to other roles which will lead to greater responsibilities and potential raises.

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Do surgical technicians receive benefits?

Surgical technicians who work full time can receive benefits.

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Do surgical technicians get overtime pay?

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