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Surgical Tech Salary by State

The largest influence on surgical tech salary is location. Salaries paid to surgical technicians are highly influenced by demand for surgical services, the cost of living, and other factors that are tied to location.

In general, states with large cities and large populations see the most demand for surgical technicians and thus tend to offer higher-paying jobs. However there are exceptions, such as Alaska, which pays a relatively high surgical tech salary due to its remote location and the need to make jobs more attractive.

Below are the 50 US states and the District of Columbia, with select surgical tech salary figures.

Surgical Tech Salary State to State

State Lowest Salary Median Salary Highest Salary Average Salary
Alabama
(see schools)
$26,420 $37,600 $55,530 $39,140
Alaska
(see schools)
$42,470 $58,510 $102,500 $63,370
Arizona
(see schools)
$31,190 $47,730 $69,840 $48,720
Arkansas
(see schools)
$24,980 $35,710 $51,520 $37,090
California
(see schools)
$31,550 $50,690 $76,320 $52,220
Colorado
(see schools)
$31,670 $47,390 $69,140 $48,440
Connecticut
(see schools)
$35,800 $54,310 $75,670 $54,590
DC
(see schools)
$42,520 $59,550 $73,360 $58,650
Delaware
(see schools)
$34,300 $49,440 $68,710 $50,050
Florida
(see schools)
$26,380 $38,160 $61,200 $41,080
Georgia
(see schools)
$25,510 $39,390 $60,810 $41,310
Hawaii
(see schools)
$24,610 $49,110 $71,720 $48,070
Idaho
(see schools)
$23,220 $36,520 $57,490 $38,900
Illinois
(see schools)
$32,850 $56,000 $88,430 $57,630
Indiana
(see schools)
$24,610 $41,010 $64,530 $43,250
Iowa
(see schools)
$27,890 $43,310 $69,190 $45,770
Kansas
(see schools)
$24,400 $42,310 $63,460 $43,810
Kentucky
(see schools)
$23,180 $37,190 $55,810 $38,390
Louisiana
(see schools)
$27,160 $40,620 $60,890 $42,580
Maine
(see schools)
$29,990 $42,890 $57,590 $43,060
Maryland
(see schools)
$28,960 $48,330 $76,650 $49,870
Massachusetts
(see schools)
$35,020 $56,290 $75,760 $56,190
Michigan
(see schools)
$29,380 $44,890 $69,670 $47,450
Minnesota
(see schools)
$30,800 $47,180 $64,740 $47,750
Mississippi
(see schools)
$20,980 $34,510 $53,100 $35,400
Missouri
(see schools)
$28,370 $45,010 $67,580 $46,180
Montana
(see schools)
$29,560 $44,440 $65,270 $46,220
Nebraska
(see schools)
$30,380 $43,610 $68,650 $46,380
Nevada
(see schools)
$30,640 $50,630 $72,030 $49,500
New Hampshire
(see schools)
$31,800 $45,770 $64,280 $47,020
New Jersey
(see schools)
$34,160 $53,420 $75,260 $54,030
New Mexico
(see schools)
$22,170 $39,770 $55,450 $38,990
New York
(see schools)
$28,460 $50,530 $75,260 $51,890
North Carolina
(see schools)
$27,030 $38,040 $56,590 $40,190
North Dakota
(see schools)
$32,360 $44,570 $60,100 $45,460
Ohio
(see schools)
$26,870 $42,580 $63,360 $43,690
Oklahoma
(see schools)
$25,620 $40,100 $58,150 $41,460
Oregon
(see schools)
$28,410 $47,750 $74,960 $50,170
Pennsylvania
(see schools)
$29,170 $44,390 $64,950 $45,680
Rhode Island
(see schools)
$40,000 $52,990 $75,020 $54,250
South Carolina
(see schools)
$23,960 $36,070 $51,660 $36,860
South Dakota
(see schools)
$26,630 $39,350 $61,760 $42,270
Tennessee
(see schools)
$24,810 $37,430 $57,490 $39,140
Texas
(see schools)
$24,420 $39,300 $58,970 $40,660
Utah
(see schools)
$29,710 $41,980 $63,820 $44,030
Vermont
(see schools)
$31,470 $43,590 $57,330 $43,490
Virginia
(see schools)
$25,380 $40,580 $64,940 $42,920
Washington
(see schools)
$32,010 $49,330 $75,250 $51,340
West Virginia
(see schools)
$21,140 $32,680 $55,460 $35,450
Wisconsin
(see schools)
$30,620 $44,810 $67,380 $47,000
Wyoming
(see schools)
$25,080 $39,130 $56,320 $39,150

Figures based on 2012 data courtesy of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Employment & Wages database.

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