Surgical technologists

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Total Workforce
99.6k
Average Age
40.4
Average Salary
$48,331
Average Male Salary
$61,522
Average Female Salary
$43,335

About

Surgical technologists are most often employed by the General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals industry. The average yearly wage for Surgical technologists was $48,331 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Surgical technologists by wage are Maintenance & repair workers, general, Legal secretaries and administrative assistants, and Social workers, all other.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Surgical technologists are . The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Surgical technologists are .

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Surgical technologists and on wages and locations for those in the field. General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals is the industry that employs the most Surgical technologists, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Surgical technologists, by average wage, is Other health care services. Surgical technologists are paid most in Greenwood, Abbeville & McCormick Counties PUMA, SC but are relatively concentrated in false.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$48,331
AVERAGE SALARY
± $3,205

In 2018, Surgical technologists earned an average of $48,331, $5,557 less than than the average national salary of $53,888.

Maintenance & repair workers, general make somewhat more than Surgical technologists while Legal secretaries and administrative assistants make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Surgical technologists as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.289
WAGE GINI

In 2018, Surgical technologists had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.289, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Surgical technologists (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Surgical technologists.

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Spatial Concentration

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Surgical technologists.

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Industries by Share

99.6k
2018 Workforce
± 7,747

This graphic shows the share of Surgical technologists employed by various industries. General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals employs the largest share of Surgical technologists at  73.3%, followed by Outpatient care centers with 10.7% and Offices of physicians with 6.2%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Surgical technologists in the US. The average age of male Surgical technologists in the workforce is 39.6 and of female Surgical technologists is 40.7, and the most common race/ethnicity for Surgical technologists is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

27.4k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 4,062
72.3k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 6,598

72.5% of Surgical technologists are Female, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Surgical technologists.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Surgical technologists
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
  2. Black (Non-Hispanic)
  3. White (Hispanic)

62.1% of Surgical technologists are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 17.1% of Surgical technologists, Black (Non-Hispanic) is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Surgical technologists.

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Age by Gender

39.6
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 1.79
40.7
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 1.1

The median age of Surgical technologists is 40.4, and Male employees are generally 1.04 years younger than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Surgical technologists from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Surgical technologists is Health but a relatively high number of Surgical technologists hold a major in Parks, Recreation, & Leisure.

Majors

ACS PUMS data only shows the major for bachelor's degree-majorss. However, we can filter the data based on highest degree-majors obtained.
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