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 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average 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.
The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of surgical technologists from 2012 to 2017.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||5-Year Growth|
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|| |
|Educational Services|| |
|Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services|| |
|Wholesale Trade|| |
|Health Care and Social Assistance|| |
|Management of Companies and Enterprises|| |
|Federal, State, and Local Government|| |
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|
|District of Columbia|| |
|New Jersey|| |
|New York|| |
|Rhode Island|| |
|New Hampshire|| |
|North Dakota|| |
|North Carolina|| |
|New Mexico|| |
|South Dakota|| |
|South Carolina|| |
|West Virginia|| |
|Puerto Rico|| |