Information About Surgical Technologists

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Training

Surgical technologists need postsecondary vocational award.

Degrees for Surgical technologists
Training for Surgical Technologists
Percent
Less than High School 2.5
High School 27.8
Some College 34.1
Associates Degree 19.0
Bachelors Degree 14.1
Masters Degree 1.4
Doctorate or Professional Degree 1.1

Employment

Represents about 91,000 people in the United States- 0.2% of which are self-employed

Employment prospects are up Over the next 5 years there will be aproximately 23,000 more surgical technologists but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 46,000 more.


Hourly Income

On average, surgical technologists make $20.41 per hour.

Hourly Income Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Surgical technologists $13.80 $16.30 $19.60 $23.40 $28.40
Healthcare practitioners and technical occupations $14.60 $20.30 $28.60 $40.00 $59.80
National Average $8.65 $10.70 $16.50 $26.60 $41.00

Annual Salaries

On average, surgical technologists make $42,460 per year.

Annual Salary Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Surgical technologists $28,860 $33,950 $40,950 $48,710 $59,150
Healthcare practitioners and technical occupations $30,500 $42,330 $59,570 $83,330 $124,550
National Average $18,000 $22,380 $34,460 $55,470 $85,280

This data is from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics

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