earnings of wage-and-salary surgical technologists is about $38,740.
The middle 50 percent
earned between $32,490 and $46,910. The lowest 10 percent earned less
than $27,510, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $54,300.
Median annual wages in the industries employing the largest numbers of
surgical technologists are as follows:
(except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals
medical and surgical hospitals
Wages of surgical
technologists vary with their experience and education, the
responsibilities of the position, the working hours, and the economy of
a given region of the country. Benefits provided by most employers
include paid vacation and sick leave; health, medical, vision, dental,
and life insurance; and a retirement program. A few employers also
provide tuition reimbursement and child care benefits.
technologists hold about 91,500 jobs in the United States. About 71
percent of jobs for surgical technologists are in hospitals, mainly in
operating and delivery rooms. Other jobs are in offices of physicians or
dentists who perform outpatient surgery and in outpatient care centers,
including ambulatory surgical centers. A few technologists, known as
private scrubs, are employed directly by surgeons who have special
surgical teams, such as those for liver transplants.
Note: Some resources in this section are provided by the US Department
of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.