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Surgical Technologists Salary in Sector of Health Care and Social Assistance

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.

Average Annual Salary of Surgical Technologists

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$32,470
25th Percentile Wage
$38,020
50th Percentile Wage
$46,260
75th Percentile Wage
$56,590
90th Percentile Wage
$66,610

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 $66,610. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $46,260. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid surgical technologists is $32,470.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of surgical technologists in the industry sector of health care and social assistance from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$46,260
2.51% 9.73%
2016
$45,100
1.80% -
2015
$44,290
2.19% -
2014
$43,320
1.43% -
2013
$42,700
2.20% -
2012
$41,760
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Compare Surgical Technologists Salary in Different Industries within the Health Care and Social Assistance Sector

The average salaries of surgical technologists in 28 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 $68,420. 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
$68,420
Social Assistance
$65,280
Specialty hospitals - Privately owned
$50,980
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals
$50,550
All Other Ambulatory Health Care Services
$49,560
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services
$49,560
Outpatient Care Centers
$48,900
Specialty hospitals - State government owned
$48,300
Individual and Family Services
$47,820
Ambulatory Health Care Services
$47,150
Hospitals - Privately owned
$46,420
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned
$46,340
Hospitals - State government owned
$46,320
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - State government owned
$46,160
Offices of Physicians
$45,980
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$45,930
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$45,850
Nursing and Residential Care Facilities
$44,900
Offices of Dentists
$44,760
Home Health Care Services
$43,800
Offices of All Other Health Practitioners
$43,590
Offices of Optometrists
$43,450
Offices of Other Health Practitioners
$43,420
Offices of Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapists, and Audiologists
$42,490
Hospitals - Local government owned
$41,510
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Local government owned
$41,510
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals - Privately owned
$37,360
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals
$36,290

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].




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