The salary of a Surgical Tech will change depending on experience, education degree and workplace, in health practitioner, at homes or family services, etc. How much does a surgical tech make? Let’s find out with Surgical Tech Salary.

Average Surgical Tech Salary: $46,880 per year

Surgical Tech Salary The average salary of a surgical tech in the United States is $46,880 per annum, $2,500 higher than U.S. national average salary.
The mean salary is $22.53 per hour, $901 per week and $3,906 per month.
At a minimum, surgical technicians or “scrub tech”, make at least $32,710 per year, which mean $15.73 per hour, $629 per week and $2,726 per month. A surgical technologist’s minimum salary is 70% higher than the national minimum salary.
 

Surgical Tech Salary Range

The salary range of a surgical tech is around $32,710 – $63,240, and maybe higher depending on their experience or education degree.

Percentile10%25%50%
(Median)
75%90%
Annual Salary$32,710$37,560$44,790$53,500$63,240
Hourly Wage$15.73$18.06$21.53$25.72$30.40
Weekly Wage$629$722$861$1,029$1,216
Monthly Salary$2,726$3,130$3,733$4,458$5,270

Top 5 Highest-Paying States for Surgical Tech

California is the highest paying state for surgical technologists or surgical technicians based on the average salary, where they can make $27.76 an hour, up to $57,750 per year. MORE: [Surgical Tech Salary by State]

StateHourly WageWeekly WageMonthly SalaryAnnual Salary
California$27.76$1,111$4,813$57,750
Nevada$27.40$1,096$4,749$56,990
Alaska$27.23$1,089$4,720$56,640
Hawaii$27.13$1,085$4,703$56,440
Connecticut$26.84$1,074$4,653$55,830

Top 5 Highest-Paying Industries for Surgical Tech

Working at a health practitioners or health care provider would help you earn $1,038 per week, which mean your annual salary would be $54,000 and beyond.

IndustryHourly WageWeekly WageMonthly SalaryAnnual Salary
Offices of All Other Health Practitioners$25.96$1,038$4,500$54,000
Social Assistance$25.80$1,032$4,473$53,670
Offices of Other Health Practitioners$24.95$998$4,325$51,900
Individual and Family Services$24.44$978$4,236$50,830
Educational Services - State government owned$24.21$968$4,197$50,360

Top 5 Highest-Paying Areas for Surgical Tech

Why is California the highest paying state in the United States? Well, because they have a lots of high paying areas, both metropolitan and non-metropolitan. You can make $73,520 per year if you work in Vallejo-Fairfield, Solano County, California.

Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan AreaHourly WageWeekly WageMonthly SalaryAnnual Salary
Vallejo-Fairfield, California$35.35$1,414$6,127$73,520
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward CA Metropolitan Division$33.75$1,350$5,851$70,210
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont CA$32.55$1,302$5,642$67,700
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara CA$31.56$1,262$5,470$65,640
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville CA$31.36$1,254$5,435$65,220

Source: 2013 Bureau of Labor Statistics Report
Currency: USD ($)

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