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Surgical Technologists Salary Information in Pennsylvania

The average annual and hourly salaries for surgical technologists in the state of Pennsylvania are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of surgical technologists among Pennsylvania metropolitan 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$32,780
25th Percentile Wage
$36,630
50th Percentile Wage
$43,380
75th Percentile Wage
$50,510
90th Percentile Wage
$59,220

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for surgical technologists in Pennsylvania in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $59,220. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $43,380. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $32,780.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of surgical technologists from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$43,380
1.80% 8.97%
2016
$42,600
2.18% -
2015
$41,670
4.27% -
2014
$39,890
-0.18% -
2013
$39,960
1.18% -
2012
$39,490
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of surgical technologists in some Pennsylvania cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of surgical technologists in state of Pennsylvania ranges from $34,500 to $50,790. The highest paying area for surgical technologists in Pennsylvania is Newark-Union with a median annual salary of $50,790. The second highest paying city/area in Pennsylvania State is Philadelphia (mean annual salary $48,280). The lowest paying area is Erie with a median annual salary of $34,500.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Newark-Union
$50,790
Philadelphia
$48,280
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington
$48,200
Reading
$47,500
Lancaster
$44,640
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton
$43,760
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$42,350
Harrisburg-Carlisle
$42,240
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre
$42,140
Williamsport
$42,010
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$41,810
Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$41,770
State College
$41,760
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman
$40,750
Altoona
$40,470
Pittsburgh
$40,310
Johnstown
$39,860
York-Hanover
$39,830
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$39,200
Erie
$34,500




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