Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Surgical Technologist Pay in the Rocky Mountain Region

Data recently made public by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) shows more than 107,000 surgical technologists working in the United States as of May 2020. With just under 4,200 surgical technologists employed, the five-state Rocky Mountain region accounted for about 3.9% of surgical technologist employment in the United States.  About 41% of the region's surgical technologists were in Colorado, which ranked in the upper quartile of states with an average surgical technologist annual mean wage in excess of $57,000, more than 10% higher than the national average. However, other states in the region had surgical technologist annual mean wage levels below the national average. From May 2020 BLS data, here is a state level look at surgical technologist pay in the Rocky Mountain region:

Surgical Technologist Pay in the Rocky Mountain Region

Surgical Technologist Pay in the Rocky Mountain Region


State # Employed Annual Mean Wages Wage Rank*
CO 1,740 $57,070 12th
ID 720 $48,600 29th
MT 460 $50,920 21st
UT 1,100 $48,320 30th
WY 160 $46,420 35th
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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