Surgical Technologist Salary Information

Find out how much you’ll earn in a career as a surgical technologist or technician.

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Surgical Technologist Salary

According to the most recent report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average national annual salary for surgical technologists is $50,110. Pay increases with your experience and education.

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.

Surgical Technologist Job Outlook

Employment of surgical technologists is expected to increase 7% through 2029, faster than average for all occupations.

As advancements in technology have made surgery safer, and as the aging population requires care, surgery technologists may 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. Good news is there may be online degree and education programs for those who need to continue to work while they pursue further education.


Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics 2019 Occupational Employment Statistics; 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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