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Highest Paying Industries for Surgical Technologists

The top 45 highest paying industries for surgical technologists (ranked by average annual salary) are listed in Table 1. The entry level salary (as measured by the salary of the lowest 10% paid earners) and the number of employment in those industries are also shown. As shown in the table, with an average annual salary of $66,250, home health care services is the highest paying industry for surgical technologists. It is followed by social assistance industry (average annual salary $65,280). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in May 2015 [1]. For more information about salaries of surgical technologists in a specific industry, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 45 Highest Paying Industries for Surgical Technologists

Industry Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Home Health Care Services
$66,250
n/a
2 Social Assistance
$65,280
n/a
3 Offices of All Other Health Practitioners
$59,170
n/a
4 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
$58,580
160
5 Educational Services - Privately owned
$58,580
160
6 Offices of Other Health Practitioners
$55,300
560
7 Educational Services - Local government owned
$51,260
60
8 Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$51,140
440
9 Educational Services
$51,050
440
10 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$46,900
220
11 Educational Services - State government owned
$46,900
220
12 Offices of Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapists, and Audiologists
$46,710
100
13 Employment Services
$46,160
1,370
14 Administrative and Support Services
$46,160
1,370
15 Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$46,160
1,370
16 Temporary Help Services
$46,000
1,060
17 All Other Ambulatory Health Care Services
$45,950
490
18 Other Ambulatory Health Care Services
$45,950
490
19 Specialty hospitals - Privately owned
$45,930
1,430
20 Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals
$45,820
1,540
21 Specialty hospitals - State government owned
$45,500
90
22 Management of Companies and Enterprises
$45,220
30
23 Outpatient Care Centers
$44,570
9,620
24 Ambulatory Health Care Services
$44,120
26,550
25 Offices of Physicians
$43,930
11,710
26 Hospitals - Privately owned
$43,530
60,440
27 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned
$43,470
59,010
28 Health Care and Social Assistance
$43,320
96,130
29 State government, including schools and hospitals
$42,990
2,070
30 Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$42,990
69,500
31 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$42,920
67,950
32 Offices of Dentists
$42,730
4,000
33 Hospitals - State government owned
$42,380
1,850
34 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - State government owned
$42,070
1,760
35 Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$39,770
160
36 Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$39,050
9,610
37 Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$38,840
130
38 Hospitals - Local government owned
$38,530
7,210
39 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Local government owned
$38,520
7,180
40 Local government, including schools and hospitals
$38,350
7,540
41 Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories
$38,210
120
42 Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$35,490
270
43 Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$35,450
270
44 Federal, State, and Local Government
$35,450
270
45 Offices of Optometrists
$34,780
50
See also: Highest paying cities for surgical technologists.