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Surgical Technician Salary

Surgical Technician Salaries By Percentile
Percentile 10% 25% 50% 75% 90%
Hourly Wage $14.29 $16.61 $20.09 $24.28 $28.96
Annual Wage $29,710 $34,560 $41,790 $50,500 $60,240

How much does a surgical tech make? According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median surgical technician salary is $39,920. The highest paid surgical technicians work for private doctors' offices and outpatient surgical facilities. In addition, surgical technicians who are certified will usually make more than those technicians who are not certified.


A surgical tech salary can also increase based on the number of years of experience the tech has and the location where he or she resides. For example, surgical technicians in the northeast and the western states are paid more than those employed in the southern portion of the United States.


Top Paying Industries

Industry Employment % of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean salary
Health Practitioner's Offices 790 .11 $24.95 $51,900
Individual and Family Services - - $24.44 $50,830
Schools 700 .02 $23.86 $49,620
Employment Services 1,350 .04 $23.24 $48,340
Specialty Hospitals 1,350 .59 $23.10 $48,060

Top Paying States

State Hourly mean Wage Annual mean salary # Employed Employment/1000 jobs
California $26.32 $54,750 9,250 .65
Nevada $25.96 $53,990 820 .73
Alaska $25.79 $53,640 150 .46
Hawaii $25.69 $53,440 260 .44
Connecticut $25.40 $52,830 890 .55

Salary By State

State 10% 25% Median 75% 90% Jobs (2010) Jobs (2020) Outlook
Alabama $23,900 $27,600 $33,300 $38,900 $46,400 1,900 2,240 +18%
Alaska $41,500 $46,100 $52,900 $59,300 $69,200 140 190 +31%
Arizona $32,500 $39,600 $46,000 $54,400 $60,500 1,810 2,310 +28%
Arkansas $25,700 $30,200 $36,500 $46,600 $56,000 970 990 +2%
California $36,200 $43,300 $53,200 $64,700 $77,400 8,900 10,200 +15%
Colorado $32,900 $39,100 $48,300 $58,600 $69,900 1,560 2,220 +43%
Connecticut $38,500 $46,000 $53,500 $60,300 $69,600 1,010 1,140 +13%
Delaware $33,100 $37,300 $42,800 $48,000 $55,700 320 380 +16%
District of Columbia $30,600 $36,300 $45,000 $54,700 $61,700 600 720 +19%
Florida $29,100 $33,100 $37,600 $44,000 $48,500 6,560 7,670 +17%
Georgia $27,500 $32,700 $38,300 $45,300 $53,400 3,130 3,890 +24%
Hawaii $35,100 $42,200 $53,600 $66,900 $73,000 260 290 +13%
Idaho $28,800 $33,100 $38,200 $45,900 $54,600 510 680 +33%
Illinois $28,800 $34,400 $41,500 $48,500 $57,600 2,640 2,810 +6%
Iowa $29,300 $33,000 $37,400 $43,600 $47,800 620 700 +13%
Kansas $28,500 $33,400 $39,500 $47,400 $56,700 820 960 +17%
Kentucky $26,000 $31,200 $37,300 $44,000 $48,400 1,940 2,270 +17%
Louisiana $26,800 $31,200 $36,300 $42,700 $47,200 1,470 1,660 +13%
Maine $32,100 $34,900 $40,000 $48,500 $57,500 560 690 +24%
Maryland $32,200 $37,900 $46,100 $56,200 $66,800 1,880 2,240 +19%
Massachusetts $32,200 $40,200 $48,100 $59,100 $71,000 2,340 2,760 +18%
Michigan $30,500 $35,000 $41,200 $46,200 $52,300 2,650 2,920 +11%
Minnesota $39,100 $43,100 $49,500 $56,400 $60,900 1,740 2,110 +21%
Mississippi $24,200 $27,200 $32,000 $37,600 $44,900 1,480 1,750 +18%
Missouri $28,000 $33,000 $39,100 $45,700 $53,700 1,680 1,870 +11%
Montana $28,400 $33,300 $39,800 $47,200 $57,000 310 410 +33%
Nebraska $31,100 $34,400 $40,100 $46,100 $52,900 810 910 +11%
Nevada $37,300 $44,800 $54,000 $64,000 $73,300 710 800 +13%
New Hampshire $33,000 $39,400 $46,200 $55,200 $61,600 310 340 +11%
New Jersey $33,600 $39,200 $44,700 $51,900 $58,900 1,560 1,600 +3%
New Mexico $27,500 $32,500 $39,200 $47,100 $56,200 540 630 +17%
New York $31,800 $36,200 $45,300 $55,800 $64,800 5,040 5,300 +5%
North Carolina $31,100 $33,900 $38,500 $44,700 $49,100 2,940 3,320 +13%
North Dakota $30,700 $33,400 $37,300 $43,300 $52,900 250 290 +17%
Ohio $30,800 $34,400 $40,000 $46,300 $55,800 3,530 3,990 +13%
Oklahoma $24,300 $28,300 $34,200 $41,600 $50,200 1,490 1,840 +23%
Oregon $34,000 $39,600 $47,700 $55,200 $59,800 900 1,140 0%
Pennsylvania $28,900 $33,400 $39,500 $45,800 $54,000 3,380 3,740 +11%
Rhode Island $28,500 $35,000 $47,800 $56,300 $61,800 260 280 +7%
South Carolina $27,000 $31,300 $36,600 $43,300 $47,900 1,840 2,180 +18%
South Dakota $27,700 $31,800 $36,400 $42,400 $46,900 520 640 +22%
Tennessee $27,800 $31,900 $36,200 $42,200 $48,000 2,920 3,380 +16%
Texas $29,500 $34,500 $41,600 $49,900 $59,000 9,360 11,770 +26%
Utah $27,400 $31,700 $36,200 $44,100 $54,400 750 920 +22%
Vermont $26,600 $29,300 $35,300 $43,000 $49,100 130 140 +10%
Virginia $30,700 $35,500 $43,200 $53,600 $66,900 2,120 2,490 +18%
Washington $35,300 $41,400 $48,800 $57,000 $64,300 2,140 2,640 +24%
West Virginia $25,100 $28,200 $33,300 $39,200 $45,400 630 730 +16%
Wisconsin $35,500 $40,900 $47,300 $56,000 $63,300 2,540 2,950 2,950
Wyoming $30,900 $36,100 $42,700 $49,600 $60,500 100 120 +23%
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