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Highest Paying States for Surgical Technologists

The highest paying states 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 of surgical technologists in those states are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with an annual salary of $61,400, Nevada is the highest paying state for surgical technologists. It is followed by California (average annual salary $58,490). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2017 [1]. For more salary information of surgical technologists in a specific state, use the links in the table.

Table 1. Highest Paying States for Surgical Technologists

Rank State Average Salary i Entry Level
Salary i
# of
Empl. i
1 Nevada
$61,400
$36,320 880
2 California
$58,490
$40,450 9,750
3 District of Columbia
$57,340
$30,950 280
4 Alaska
$55,020
$39,010 90
5 Washington
$54,500
$42,020 2,150
6 Connecticut
$53,580
$35,170 990
7 Minnesota
$52,700
$41,070 2,100
8 New York
$51,430
$34,440 5,560
9 Maryland
$51,280
$32,990 2,030
10 Arizona
$50,910
$35,650 2,150
11 Wisconsin
$50,550
$38,280 2,500
12 Massachusetts
$49,930
$32,530 3,890
13 Oregon
$49,800
$38,350 1,410
14 New Jersey
$49,180
$36,030 1,960
15 Rhode Island
$49,150
$32,690 290
16 Colorado
$48,740
$36,930 1,530
17 New Hampshire
$48,700
$33,730 430
18 Hawaii
$48,560
$32,690 350
19 Virginia
$46,070
$31,580 2,430
20 Delaware
$45,050
$33,980 340
21 Texas
$45,030
$30,720 10,800
22 Idaho
$44,560
$32,340 640
23 Illinois
$44,340
$32,400 2,780
24 Montana
$44,180
$29,820 430
25 Wyoming
$44,060
$32,080 180
26 Michigan
$43,340
$31,830 3,500
27 Maine
$43,310
$32,760 440
28 Pennsylvania
$42,600
$31,230 3,770
29 Florida
$42,320
$31,820 6,940
30 New Mexico
$42,260
$32,200 410
31 Indiana
$42,050
$32,390 2,820
32 Nebraska
$42,040
$32,860 640
33 Vermont
$41,600
$28,940 80
34 Ohio
$41,220
$29,350 4,050
35 North Carolina
$40,990
$32,610 2,780
36 Georgia
$40,850
$29,410 3,530
37 Missouri
$40,640
$29,300 1,730
38 North Dakota
$40,470
$32,270 300
39 Kentucky
$40,070
$29,060 1,800
40 Iowa
$39,400
$31,180 710
41 Arkansas
$39,270
$28,110 1,070
42 Tennessee
$39,200
$30,730 3,130
43 Utah
$38,700
$28,190 1,150
44 Louisiana
$38,640
$26,940 2,020
45 Oklahoma
$38,250
$27,100 1,500
46 South Dakota
$38,080
$28,390 500
47 Kansas
$38,020
$29,820 880
48 South Carolina
$37,660
$28,990 1,760
49 West Virginia
$36,940
$26,370 890
50 Mississippi
$36,930
$24,360 1,330
51 Alabama
$34,410
$24,330 2,050
52 Puerto Rico
$18,760
$16,090 1,010
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