Surgical Technologists Salary Information in Tennessee

The average annual and hourly salaries for surgical technologists in the state of Tennessee are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of surgical technologists among Tennessee 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$30,730
25th Percentile Wage
$34,210
50th Percentile Wage
$39,200
75th Percentile Wage
$46,830
90th Percentile Wage
$54,070

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for surgical technologists in Tennessee in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $54,070. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $39,200. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $30,730.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$14.77
25th Percentile Wage
$16.45
50th Percentile Wage
$18.85
75th Percentile Wage
$22.51
90th Percentile Wage
$26.00

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for surgical technologists in Tennessee in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $26.00. The median hourly salary is $18.85. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $14.77.

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
201639,2002.73%7.78%
201538,1301.73%-
201437,4700.48%-
201337,2903.06%-
201236,150--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of surgical technologists in some Tennessee cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of surgical technologists in state of Tennessee ranges from $33,610 to $42,850. The highest paying area for surgical technologists in Tennessee is Memphis with a median annual salary of $42,850. The second highest paying city/area in Tennessee State is Morristown (mean annual salary $41,650). The lowest paying area is Western Tennessee nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $33,610.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Memphis
$42,850
Morristown
$41,650
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin
$40,940
Johnson City
$38,280
Knoxville
$38,020
Chattanooga
$36,770
Clarksville
$36,600
North Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$36,340
South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$35,920
Eastern Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$35,080
Jackson
$34,200
Western Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$33,610


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