Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Surgical Technologist Pay in the Southeast

May 2020 data recently released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reveals that more than 107,000 people were employed as surgical technologists in the United States. With over 29,800 surgical technologists employed, the twelve-state Southeast region accounted for nearly 28% of U.S. surgical technologist employment. The Southeast is the weakest region in the country for surgical technologist pay, with Virginia being the only state in the region with an annual mean wage for surgical technologists that exceeds the national average. Moreover, eight states in the Southeast ranked in the bottom ten nationally for surgical technologist annual mean wages. From May 2020 BLS data, here is a summary look at surgical technologist pay in the Southeast:

Surgical Technologist Pay in the Southeast
Surgical Technologist Pay in the Southeast

State # Employed Annual Mean Wages Wage Rank*
AL 1,810 $38,660 51st
AR 1,290 $42,390 47th
FL 7,720 $46,710 34th
GA 3,400 $47,980 31st
KY 1,820 $44,180 44th
LA 1,980 $42,140 48th
MS 1,110 $41,520 49th
NC 3,210 $45,490 39th
SC 2,300 $43,880 45th
TN 2,250 $44,540 43rd
VA 2,080 $52,160 18th
WV 890 $39,890 50th
U.S. 107,400 $51,510 -------

(*) annual mean wage ranking among the 50 states and the District of Columbia

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics OES. Data extracted on June 7, 2021

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