Surgical assistant earnings by seniority

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Surgical assistant salary by state

State Name Average Salary
Hawaii $59,390
Wyoming $58,690
District of Columbia $56,240
New Jersey $55,130
Oregon $53,330
Rhode Island $48,860
Washington $48,570
Minnesota $48,230
California $48,150
Massachusetts $48,110
Delaware $48,080
New York $47,990
Connecticut $47,250
Alaska $47,130
Nebraska $47,120
New Mexico $47,110
New Hampshire $46,910
Colorado $46,830
Michigan $46,690
Tennessee $46,660
South Dakota $46,640
Nevada $46,480
Pennsylvania $46,390
Arizona $45,940
Maine $45,920
Montana $45,900
North Dakota $45,490
Maryland $45,370
Kansas $45,150
Illinois $44,740
Virginia $40,700
Wisconsin $39,670
Iowa $39,360
Georgia $38,910
Idaho $38,860
Kentucky $38,670
Utah $38,450
Texas $37,850
Vermont $37,850
Ohio $37,760
West Virginia $37,210
Oklahoma $37,180
Indiana $37,050
Florida $36,970
Missouri $36,930
North Carolina $36,930
Alabama $36,760
Arkansas $36,760
Louisiana $36,730
South Carolina $36,430
Mississippi $29,460
Guam $29,300
Puerto Rico $29,130

How do surgical assistant salaries compare to similar careers?

Surgical assistants earn 6% less than similar careers in Nebraska. On average, they make less than biomedical engineers but more than radiologic technologists.

Career Median Salary
Biomedical engineer salary $64K
MRI technologist salary $75K
Registered nurse salary $64K
Clinical nurse specialist salary $64K
Acute care nurse practitioner salary $64K
Ophthalmic medical technologist salary $47K
Surgical assistant salary $47K
Neurodiagnostic technologist salary $47K
Respiratory therapist salary $61K
Radiologic technologist salary $60K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)