The salary statistics of surgical technologists in the industry sector of health care and social assistance are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare surgical technologists salaries in different industries within the health care and social assistance sector.
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage|| |
|25th Percentile Wage|| |
|50th Percentile Wage|| |
|75th Percentile Wage|| |
|90th Percentile Wage|| |
Table 1 shows the average annual salary for surgical technologists in the industry sector of health care and social assistance. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) surgical technologists is $64,660. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $45,100. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid surgical technologists is $31,700.
The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of surgical technologists in the industry sector of health care and social assistance from 2012 to 2016.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||4-Year Growth|
The average salaries of surgical technologists in 27 industries in the health care and social assistance sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for surgical technologists occupations is the medical and diagnostic laboratories industry with an annual salary $65,970. The lowest paying industry is the psychiatric and substance abuse hospitals industry (annual salary $36,290). For detailed surgical technologists salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.
|Industry Name||Median Annual Salary|
|Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories|| |
|Social Assistance|| |
|Other Ambulatory Health Care Services|| |
|All Other Ambulatory Health Care Services|| |
|Specialty hospitals - State government owned|| |
|Individual and Family Services|| |
|Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals|| |
|Specialty hospitals - Privately owned|| |
|Outpatient Care Centers|| |
|Offices of Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapists, and Audiologists|| |
|Ambulatory Health Care Services|| |
|Offices of Physicians|| |
|Hospitals - State government owned|| |
|Hospitals - Privately owned|| |
|General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - State government owned|| |
|General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned|| |
|Nursing and Residential Care Facilities|| |
|Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)|| |
|General Medical and Surgical Hospitals|| |
|Offices of Dentists|| |
|Offices of Other Health Practitioners|| |
|Offices of All Other Health Practitioners|| |
|Hospitals - Local government owned|| |
|General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Local government owned|| |
|Offices of Optometrists|| |
|Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals - Privately owned|| |
|Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals|| |
Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2016 and published in April 2017 .