Surgical Technologists Salary Information in Illinois

The average annual and hourly salaries for surgical technologists in the state of Illinois are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of surgical technologists amongst Illinois areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Surgical Technologists in Illinois

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$32,400
25th Percentile Wage
$36,860
50th Percentile Wage
$44,340
75th Percentile Wage
$52,750
90th Percentile Wage
$61,200

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for surgical technologists in Illinois in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $61,200. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $44,340. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $32,400.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$15.58
25th Percentile Wage
$17.72
50th Percentile Wage
$21.32
75th Percentile Wage
$25.36
90th Percentile Wage
$29.42

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for surgical technologists in Illinois in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $29.42. The median hourly salary is $21.32. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $15.58.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of surgical technologists from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201644,3402.19%6.52%
201543,3700.95%-
201442,9600.19%-
201342,8803.33%-
201241,450--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Surgical Technologists in Illinois Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of surgical technologists in some Illinois cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of surgical technologists in state of Illinois ranges from $34,400 to $47,080. The highest paying area for surgical technologists in Illinois is Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division) with a median annual salary of $47,080. The second highest paying city/area in Illinois State is Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area) (mean annual salary $46,350). The lowest paying area is South Illinois nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $34,400.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division)
$47,080
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area)
$46,350
Springfield
$42,640
Champaign-Urbana
$42,610
Peoria
$42,120
Rockford
$39,110
Bloomington-Normal
$38,650
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$38,650
East Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$37,940
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$37,330
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$34,400



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