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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 $60,250, California is the highest paying state for surgical technologists. It is followed by Nevada (average annual salary $60,100). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2018 [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 California
$60,250
$41,630 9,800
2 Nevada
$60,100
$36,480 910
3 Alaska
$59,770
$42,900 140
4 District of Columbia
$59,270
$31,160 270
5 Hawaii
$56,610
$35,450 260
6 Minnesota
$55,350
$42,520 2,150
7 Washington
$54,800
$41,780 2,080
8 Massachusetts
$54,200
$35,800 3,110
9 Maryland
$54,140
$37,630 1,890
10 Connecticut
$53,600
$35,920 1,150
11 Wisconsin
$51,690
$40,490 2,330
12 New Jersey
$51,690
$39,500 2,040
13 Oregon
$51,550
$39,770 1,400
14 New York
$51,330
$34,810 5,740
15 Colorado
$50,600
$40,040 1,580
16 Arizona
$50,010
$35,420 2,140
17 Rhode Island
$49,610
$33,220 310
18 Virginia
$48,610
$33,000 2,410
19 New Hampshire
$48,390
$33,340 410
20 Idaho
$47,420
$35,560 690
21 Texas
$47,130
$31,990 9,470
22 Montana
$46,580
$29,910 450
23 Delaware
$46,130
$35,020 300
24 Illinois
$45,530
$32,670 3,080
25 Maine
$43,820
$33,290 460
26 Wyoming
$43,740
$32,570 210
27 Nebraska
$43,440
$32,330 780
28 Georgia
$43,410
$32,120 3,790
29 Pennsylvania
$43,380
$32,780 3,890
30 Florida
$43,250
$32,760 7,070
31 North Dakota
$43,180
$33,860 240
32 Indiana
$43,030
$32,490 3,210
33 Ohio
$43,000
$29,780 3,970
34 Kentucky
$42,610
$31,570 1,780
35 Michigan
$42,370
$29,920 4,010
36 North Carolina
$41,810
$32,860 3,150
37 Tennessee
$41,690
$32,340 2,970
38 Missouri
$41,380
$30,390 1,950
39 Iowa
$39,850
$31,700 760
40 Arkansas
$39,720
$27,500 1,120
41 Utah
$39,660
$29,110 1,230
42 Oklahoma
$39,640
$28,860 1,500
43 New Mexico
$39,590
$31,340 540
44 South Dakota
$38,900
$29,410 540
45 Louisiana
$38,810
$27,320 1,720
46 Kansas
$38,620
$29,260 1,070
47 Mississippi
$38,090
$25,230 1,360
48 South Carolina
$38,070
$28,950 1,780
49 West Virginia
$36,820
$26,250 950
50 Vermont
$36,770
$31,780 80
51 Alabama
$35,620
$25,460 2,130
52 Puerto Rico
$19,260
$16,270 1,000
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