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Surgical Technologist Overview - Preparation - Day In The Life -
Earnings - Employment - Career Path Forecast - Professional Organizations

Earnings and Employment
Median annual 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:

Specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals $40,880
Outpatient care centers 39,660
General medical and surgical hospitals 38,640
Offices of physicians 38,520
Offices of dentists 36,380

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.

Surgical 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.

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