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How Much Do Surgical Technologists Make Each Year? 

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that surgical technologists make $49,710 per year. The lowest 10 percent of surgical technologists earned less than $34,120, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $73,110.

A chart comparing the average surgical technologist salary ($49,710) to others.

How Much Do Surgical Technologists Make Per Hour?

Surgical Technologists make $23.90 per hour, according to the BLS. $49,710 per year

Whee Do Surgical Technologists Make the Most? 

Surgical technologists who work in outpatient care centers have the highest annual salary, $52,120. 

Where Do Surgical Technologists Work?

The overwhelming majority of surgical technologists (73%) work in hospitals. Doctor’s offices and outpatient care centers are the second largest employers, each employing 10% of all surgical technologists.

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How Much Do Surgical Technologists Earn in Each State?

The table below compares athletic surgical technologist salaries across states and U.S. territories (Source: BLS Occupational Employment and Wages May 2020). You can also find data for the number of athletic surgical technologists in each state as well as the number of athletic surgical technologists per 1,000 jobs—a figure that can help you determine the job's popularity in a given location. Not all locations have employment statistics.

Surgical Technologist Salary
Location
Annual Salary
in location
Employment
In location
Employment per 1,000 jobs
Alaska
$67,120
230
0.787
California
$63,920
9140
0.557
Connecticut
$63,080
1030
0.665
Nevada
$62,890
1100
0.883
Minnesota
$61,260
2340
0.865
District of Columbia
$60,670
280
0.409
Washington
$59,620
2330
0.729
Rhode Island
$59,520
190
0.436
Oregon
$59,290
1330
0.734
New York
$58,080
5510
0.634
Massachusetts
$57,740
2410
0.719
Colorado
$57,470
1740
0.677
Wisconsin
$56,590
2580
0.953
Maryland
$55,170
1850
0.735
New Jersey
$54,990
2090
0.554
Arizona
$53,620
2270
0.799
New Hampshire
$52,580
430
0.701
Hawaii
$50,630
300
0.518
Delaware
$50,570
280
0.656
North Dakota
$50,060
260
0.643
Virginia
$49,910
2080
0.561
Maine
$49,330
500
0.872
Texas
$49,120
10680
0.882
Illinois
$49,060
3750
0.666
Montana
$48,990
460
1.020
Indiana
$48,870
2800
0.959
Nebraska
$48,770
930
0.982
Idaho
$48,340
720
1.007
Ohio
$47,880
3760
0.732
Georgia
$46,800
3400
0.790
Vermont
$46,730
70
0.250
Pennsylvania
$46,450
4080
0.741
Florida
$46,380
7720
0.915
Michigan
$46,100
3970
1.010
Utah
$46,100
1100
0.740
Wyoming
$45,710
160
0.600
Kansas
$44,990
970
0.727
North Carolina
$44,880
3210
0.747
New Mexico
$44,390
810
1.035
South Dakota
$43,980
730
1.777
Oklahoma
$43,780
1750
1.118
Missouri
$43,640
1890
0.702
Iowa
$43,620
710
0.483
Kentucky
$43,610
1820
1.020
South Carolina
$43,200
2300
1.141
Tennessee
$43,110
2250
0.773
Arkansas
$42,000
1290
1.096
Louisiana
$41,730
1980
1.099
Mississippi
$40,230
1110
1.035
Alabama
$37,970
1810
0.950
West Virginia
$37,380
890
1.369
Puerto Rico
$19,260
1070
1.307