As the Baby Boom generation ages, the need for surgical procedures — and thus surgical technologists — is expected to increase through at least the year 2020. As such, the salaries for these positions should continue to be competitive for the foreseeable future.
Although earnings for surgical technologists vary depending on the workplace and the location, the median annual salary for surgical technologists as of May 2012 was $41,790, with the top 10% or earners making on average $60,240.
Average Surgical Technologist Salaries by Location, 2012:
|Outpatient Care Centers||$45,560|
|General Medical and Surgical Hospitals||$42,700|
|Offices of Dentists||$40,460|
Figures courtesy of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Employment & Wages database.