Surgical Technologists Salary Information

The salary statistics of surgical technologists are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of surgical technologists within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The surgical technologists annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1. Surgical Technologists Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$32,470
25th Percentile Wage
$38,020
50th Percentile Wage
$46,310
75th Percentile Wage
$56,720
90th Percentile Wage
$67,000

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for surgical technologists. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) surgical technologists is $67,000. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $46,310. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $32,470. It is noted that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 106% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

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
$46,310
2.48% 9.76%
2016
$45,160
1.84% -
2015
$44,330
2.21% -
2014
$43,350
1.45% -
2013
$42,720
2.18% -
2012
$41,790
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Table 2. Surgical Technologists Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of surgical technologists in 7 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for surgical technologists occupations is the administrative and support and waste management and remediation services sector with an annual salary $51,650. The lowest paying sector is the federal, state, and local government sector (annual salary $37,510).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$51,650
Educational Services
$50,680
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$50,050
Wholesale Trade
$48,600
Health Care and Social Assistance
$46,260
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$42,390
Federal, State, and Local Government
$37,510

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Surgical Technologists by States

From the above tables we note that not only surgical technologists salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of surgical technologists in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $19,260 to $60,250. The highest paying state for surgical technologists is California with a median annual salary of $60,250. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $19,260. For more salary information of surgical technologists profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
California
$60,250
Nevada
$60,100
Alaska
$59,770
District of Columbia
$59,270
Hawaii
$56,610
Minnesota
$55,350
Washington
$54,800
Massachusetts
$54,200
Maryland
$54,140
Connecticut
$53,600
Wisconsin
$51,690
New Jersey
$51,690
Oregon
$51,550
New York
$51,330
Colorado
$50,600
Arizona
$50,010
Rhode Island
$49,610
Virginia
$48,610
New Hampshire
$48,390
Idaho
$47,420
Texas
$47,130
Montana
$46,580
Delaware
$46,130
Illinois
$45,530
Maine
$43,820
Wyoming
$43,740
Nebraska
$43,440
Georgia
$43,410
Pennsylvania
$43,380
Florida
$43,250
North Dakota
$43,180
Indiana
$43,030
Ohio
$43,000
Kentucky
$42,610
Michigan
$42,370
North Carolina
$41,810
Tennessee
$41,690
Missouri
$41,380
Iowa
$39,850
Arkansas
$39,720
Utah
$39,660
Oklahoma
$39,640
New Mexico
$39,590
South Dakota
$38,900
Louisiana
$38,810
Kansas
$38,620
Mississippi
$38,090
South Carolina
$38,070
West Virginia
$36,820
Vermont
$36,770
Alabama
$35,620
Puerto Rico
$19,260



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