Surgical technician salary in United States
How much does a Surgical Technician make in the United States?
Average base salary
The average salary for a surgical technician is $47.14 per hour in the United States. 115.6k salaries reported, updated at November 27, 2023
Salaries by years of experience in the United States
|Years of experience||Per hour|
|Less than 1 year|
|1 to 2 years|
|3 to 5 years|
|6 to 9 years|
|More than 10 years|
Top companies for Surgical Technicians in United States
Highest paying cities for Surgical Technicians near United States
Where can a Surgical Technician earn more?Compare salaries for Surgical Technicians in different locations
Best-paid skills and qualifications for Surgical Technicians
BLS Certification(earn +22.36% more)
The jobs requiring this certification have increase by 30.39% since 2018. Surgical Technicians with this certification earn +22.36% more than the average base salary, which is $47.14 per hour.
|Year||Number of job openings on Indeed requiring this certification||Change from previous year|
|2012||6093||increase by 6093|
|2013||16562||increase by 171.82%|
|2014||25614||increase by 54.66%|
|2015||17302||decrease by 32.45%|
|2016||19295||increase by 11.52%|
|2017||10763||decrease by 44.22%|
|2018||10694||decrease by 0.64%|
|2019||13944||increase by 30.39%|
Top schools offering BLS Certification
More critical skills and qualifications that pay well
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Most common benefits for Surgical Technicians
- 401(k) matching
- 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
Salary satisfactionBased 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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Common questions about salaries for a Surgical Technician
How can I know if I am being paid fairly as a surgical technician?
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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.
Do surgical technicians receive benefits?
Surgical technicians who work full time can receive benefits.