According to the most recent report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median national annual salary for surgical technologists is $45,160. Pay increases with your experience.
A full-time surgical technologist will typically be offered a benefits package including health care, vacation and holiday pay, sick leave and a 401(k) plan. You may also be offered tuition reimbursement so that you can renew your credentials or certification at little or no cost to you.
Employment of surgical technologists is expected to increase 12 percent through 2026, much faster than average for all occupations.
As advancements in technology have made surgery safer, and as the aging population requires care, surgery technologists will be ensured steady work. Prospects are best for those who’ve completed an accredited education program and who maintain their professional certification.
With experience and additional education, surgical technologists can advance to become surgical assistants.
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics 2018-19 Occupational Outlook Handbook; Surgical Technologists.
*The salary information listed is based on a national average, unless noted. Actual salaries may vary greatly based on specialization within the field, location, years of experience and other factors. National long-term projections of employment growth may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions, and do not guarantee actual job growth.
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