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Surgical Technologist Earnings

The median annual wage for surgical technologists was $47,300 in May 2018. The median wage is the wage at which half the workers in an occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $32,870, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $69,170.

In May 2018, the median annual wages for surgical technologists in the top industries in which they worked were as follows:

  • Outpatient care centers: $50,340
  • Hospitals; state, local, and private: $46,990
  • Offices of physicians: $46,670
  • Offices of dentists: $45,030
  • Most surgical technologists work full time. Surgical technologists employed in hospitals may work or be on call during nights, weekends, and holidays. They may also be required to work shifts lasting longer than 8 hours.

    Source: BLS, USDOL

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