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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. Surgical Technologists Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$31,720
25th Percentile Wage
$36,980
50th Percentile Wage
$45,160
75th Percentile Wage
$55,030
90th Percentile Wage
$64,800

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 $64,800. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $45,160. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $31,720. Note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 104% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

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
201645,1601.84%7.46%
201544,3302.21%-
201443,3501.45%-
201342,7202.18%-
201241,790--

Table 2. Surgical Technologists Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of surgical technologists in 5 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 $50,760. The lowest paying sector is the management of companies and enterprises sector (annual salary $41,700).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$50,760
Educational Services
$49,730
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$46,030
Health Care and Social Assistance
$45,100
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$41,700

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 $18,760 to $61,400. The highest paying state for surgical technologists is Nevada with a median annual salary of $61,400. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $18,760. For more salary information of surgical technologists profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
Nevada
$61,400
California
$58,490
District of Columbia
$57,340
Alaska
$55,020
Washington
$54,500
Connecticut
$53,580
Minnesota
$52,700
New York
$51,430
Maryland
$51,280
Arizona
$50,910
Wisconsin
$50,550
Massachusetts
$49,930
Oregon
$49,800
New Jersey
$49,180
Rhode Island
$49,150
Colorado
$48,740
New Hampshire
$48,700
Hawaii
$48,560
Virginia
$46,070
Delaware
$45,050
Texas
$45,030
Idaho
$44,560
Illinois
$44,340
Montana
$44,180
Wyoming
$44,060
Michigan
$43,340
Maine
$43,310
Pennsylvania
$42,600
Florida
$42,320
New Mexico
$42,260
Indiana
$42,050
Nebraska
$42,040
Vermont
$41,600
Ohio
$41,220
North Carolina
$40,990
Georgia
$40,850
Missouri
$40,640
North Dakota
$40,470
Kentucky
$40,070
Iowa
$39,400
Arkansas
$39,270
Tennessee
$39,200
Utah
$38,700
Louisiana
$38,640
Oklahoma
$38,250
South Dakota
$38,080
Kansas
$38,020
South Carolina
$37,660
West Virginia
$36,940
Mississippi
$36,930
Alabama
$34,410
Puerto Rico
$18,760



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