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

0.7% Jobs Projection
$47,940 Median Salary
220 Job Openings

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

  • Projected employment for Surgical Technologists in Illinois is growing slower than average.

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

How Many Surgical Technologists Work in Illinois?

In Illinois, there were 3,270 people working as Surgical Technologists in the year 2018.

There were 3,080 Surgical Technologists employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 190 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


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


Job Projections for Illinois

Jobs for Surgical Technologists in this state are growing at a rate of 0.7% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 11.7%.


Illinois Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 220 annual job openings, and a total of 2,900 jobs for Illinois Surgical Technologists in 2026.

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

What do Surgical Technologists Make in Illinois?

In 2018 wages for Surgical Technologists ranged from $33,760 to $67,090 with $47,940 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $16.23 to $32.25. The median hourly rate was $23.05.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $21.89 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $1.16.

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


Top Illinois 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
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 2,690 $49,920
St. Louis, MO-IL 850 $42,850
Rockford, IL 130 $40,390
Peoria, IL 120 $43,000
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL 110 $40,780
Carbondale-Marion, IL 80 $41,270
Bloomington, IL 80 $42,430
Champaign-Urbana, IL 50 $46,900

Top States for Surgical Technologists Employment

View the list below to see 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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