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19.3% Jobs Projection
$43,930 Median Salary
760 Job Openings

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

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

  • Surgical Technologists in Florida earn lower salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Surgical Technologists Work in Florida?

In Florida, there were 7,340 people working as Surgical Technologists in the year 2018.

There were 7,070 Surgical Technologists employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 270 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


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


Job Projections for Florida

Jobs for Surgical Technologists in this state are growing at a rate of 19.3% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 11.7%.


Florida Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 760 annual Surgical Technologists job openings in Florida, and 8,790 total jobs in the year 2026.

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

What do Surgical Technologists Make in Florida?

In 2018 wages for Surgical Technologists ranged from $31,990 to $58,770 with $43,930 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $15.38 to $28.25. The median hourly rate was $21.12.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $20.8 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $0.32.

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


Top Florida 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
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 2,310 $45,820
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 910 $44,810
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 810 $44,040
Jacksonville, FL 550 $38,550
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL 410 $47,790
North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, FL 290 $43,860
Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL 200 $38,480
Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL 190 $39,070
Gainesville, FL 190 $42,650
Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL 180 $41,770
Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL 150 $39,970
Tallahassee, FL 130 $44,320
Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, FL 120 $45,070
Panama City, FL 90 $39,300
Sebastian-Vero Beach, FL 70 $39,970

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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