Average Base Pay
31.83% above national average
Additional Cash Compensation
A person in an entry-level Surgical Technologists role with under one year of job experience can expect to make an average annual salary of $46,570. A Surgical Technologists candidate with 1-4 years of experience makes an average total salary of $56,230. A person in a mid-career Surgical Technologists role with 5-9 years of experience makes an average salary of $66,210 a year. Surgical Technologists with 10 or more years of experience make an average of $74,690. In their late career (over 20 years of experience), a person in a Surgical Technologists role’s annual salary averages $79,770 per year.
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While certifications are not required for every Surgical Technologists position, they can certainly increase your salary and lead to an easier recruitment process when applying to enterprises that favor candidates with additional certifications.
The current Bureau of Labor Statistics states the salary is $66,210 higher than the national average for Surgical Technologists positions.
Yes, there is strong potential for promotion — either with an additional educational degree or with continued years of experience. There are a multitude of other positions Surgical Technologists roles that can advance both internally and with another company.