Tuesday, October 27, 2020

The 20 Best States for Surgical Technologist Pay

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), as of May 2019 there were 109,000 surgical technologists working in the United States. Surgical technologists work predominately in hospital settings, but smaller numbers can be found working in outpatient care centers, physician offices, and dentist offices. While most surgical technologist jobs require a post secondary education and certain technical skills, the pay scale for surgical technologists is somewhat lower than it is for workers in most occupations. In fact, according to BLS estimates, as of May 2019 the national mean wage for surgical technologists was $50,110 per year, slightly less than the $53,490 annual mean wage for workers in all occupations. These were the 20 best states for surgical technologist pay according to BLS' May 2019 data:

Alaska $67,660
Nevada $64,050
California $62,510
Minnesota $60,090
Washington $59,380
Connecticut $59,040
Hawaii $58,670
Oregon $58,510
Rhode Island $58,040
Massachusetts $57,470
New York $57,420
Wisconsin $55,820
Maryland $55,490
Colorado $55,350
New Jersey $54,660
Virginia $52,220
Arizona $51,730
Montana $51,260
New Hampshire $50,820
Delaware $49,610

So where does your state rank for surgical technologist pay?

Visit Surgical Technologist Average Wages by State to find annual mean wage information for other states.