Surgical technologist earnings by seniority

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Surgical technologist salary by state

State Name Average Salary
California $74,050
Connecticut $61,680
District of Columbia $61,680
Alaska $61,270
Minnesota $60,780
Oregon $60,780
Nevada $60,400
Massachusetts $60,360
Hawaii $60,240
Washington $60,020
Colorado $59,860
New York $59,760
New Jersey $59,380
Rhode Island $59,120
Wisconsin $59,120
Arizona $58,750
Maine $55,300
New Hampshire $51,850
Texas $50,930
Maryland $49,460
Illinois $48,420
Delaware $48,350
Pennsylvania $48,190
Virginia $48,070
Georgia $48,020
Ohio $47,850
Idaho $47,830
Indiana $47,670
Michigan $47,670
Montana $47,670
Nebraska $47,670
North Dakota $47,400
Wyoming $47,250
Florida $47,000
Tennessee $47,000
Utah $47,000
Kansas $46,910
Kentucky $46,810
Iowa $46,690
Missouri $46,690
North Carolina $46,690
South Carolina $46,650
Oklahoma $46,640
South Dakota $46,640
Vermont $46,640
New Mexico $46,420
Arkansas $46,270
Louisiana $45,010
Alabama $37,850
Mississippi $37,500
West Virginia $36,930
Puerto Rico $17,610

How much does a Surgical Technologist earn?

There are a few things that can influence a surgical technologist salary. As with any career, training, experience and location are the three main factors that will determine what your salary will be. Other factors can impact total pay, including overtime, bonuses and profit sharing. Some employers may offer a wide range of benefits, not limited to just dental and medical insurance but also including the availability of retirement plans, tuition reimbursement or even relocation assistance.

Other considerations are the number of available jobs compared to the amount of surgical technologists in your area. If there are more jobs than there are individuals to fill the positions, the value of your skill increases and salaries will become more competitive as employers compete to fill positions.

Certification can not only greatly increase the chance of finding a position but can also lead to higher salaries. Having neuroscience, neurosurgery, open heart and vascular skills can also positively affect a surgical technologist salary.

How do surgical technologist salaries compare to similar careers?

Surgical technologists earn about the same as related careers in the United States. On average, they make less than healthcare social workers but more than neurodiagnostic technologists.

Career Median Salary
Healthcare social worker salary $61K
Cardiovascular technologist and technician salary $61K
Physical therapist assistant salary $61K
Hearing aid specialist salary $60K
Exercise physiologist salary $48K
Surgical technologist salary $49K
Licensed practical nurse salary $48K
Ophthalmic medical technologist salary $46K
Surgical assistant salary $46K
Neurodiagnostic technologist salary $46K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)