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Want to work in California as a Surgical Technologist? Read this first!

15.0% Jobs Projection
$60,340 Median Salary
970 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for Surgical Technologists in California are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Projected employment for Surgical Technologists in California is growing faster than average.

  • Surgical Technologists in California earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Surgical Technologists Work in California?

9,640 people worked as Surgical Technologists in 2018 in this state.

There were 9,800 Surgical Technologists employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 160 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

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The typical state has 1,710 Surgical Technologists working in it, which means California has more Surgical Technologists than average.

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Job Projections for California

Jobs for Surgical Technologists in this state are growing at a rate of 15.0% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 11.7%.

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California Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 970 annual job openings, and 11,500 total jobs in 2026 for Surgical Technologists in this state.

Nationwide, the prediction is 10,000 annual jobs and 120,300 total jobs in 2026.

What do Surgical Technologists Make in California?

In 2018 wages for Surgical Technologists ranged from $40,590 to $82,350 with $60,340 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $19.52 to $39.59. The median hourly rate was $29.01.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $28.97 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $0.04.

The median salary in California is higher than the nationwide median salary.

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Top California Metros for Surgical Technologists

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Surgical Technologists.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 3,100 $58,940
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 1,350 $70,540
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 1,050 $56,960
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 820 $59,910
Sacramento–Roseville–Arden-Arcade, CA 740 $65,490
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 520 $65,990
Bakersfield, CA 280 $55,110
Fresno, CA 230 $59,460
Stockton-Lodi, CA 180 $56,540
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 150 $60,160
Modesto, CA 150 $58,570
Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA 110 $60,900
Santa Rosa, CA 100 $64,700
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande, CA 90 $48,250
Vallejo-Fairfield, CA 80 $61,080
Chico, CA 70 $55,290
Visalia-Porterville, CA 70 $50,760
Madera, CA 50 $50,160
Redding, CA 50 $68,070
Salinas, CA 50 $72,750

Top States for Surgical Technologists Employment

The table below shows the states where most Surgical Technologists work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Texas 10,340 $48,420
California 9,640 $60,340
Florida 7,340 $43,930
New York 5,750 $53,410
Georgia 4,410 $44,450
Pennsylvania 4,390 $44,000
Michigan 4,240 $43,270
Ohio 3,690 $45,910
North Carolina 3,500 $43,300
Illinois 3,270 $47,940
Indiana 3,180 $45,000
Tennessee 3,040 $42,350
Massachusetts 2,920 $54,440
Wisconsin 2,600 $52,800
Minnesota 2,340 $58,540
Arizona 2,300 $50,990
Virginia 2,240 $48,270
Alabama 2,220 $35,970
New Jersey 2,060 $53,070
South Carolina 1,970 $38,790

Below are the states where Surgical Technologists get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
Alaska $63,870
California $60,340
District of Columbia $59,200
Nevada $58,940
Minnesota $58,540
Washington $57,240
Connecticut $56,290
Maryland $55,110
Massachusetts $54,440
Oregon $53,700

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