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Is New Jersey a good place for you to work as a Surgical Technologist?

10.0% Jobs Projection
$53,070 Median Salary
200 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Surgical Technologists Work in New Jersey?

In 2018, there were 2,060 Surgical Technologists working in the state.

There were 2,040 Surgical Technologists employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 20 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


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


Job Projections for New Jersey

Jobs for Surgical Technologists in this state are growing at a rate of 10.0% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 11.7%.


New Jersey Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 200 annual job openings, and 2,410 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 New Jersey?

In 2018 wages for Surgical Technologists ranged from $40,830 to $70,430 with $53,070 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $19.63 to $33.86. The median hourly rate was $25.52.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $24.85 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $0.67.

The median salary in New Jersey is higher than the nationwide median salary.


Top New Jersey 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
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 5,610 $56,730
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 1,930 $46,740
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 320 $44,000
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ 60 $56,030

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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