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

15.7% Jobs Projection
$43,300 Median Salary
280 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Surgical Technologists Work in North Carolina?

3,500 people worked as Surgical Technologists in 2018 in this state.

There were 3,150 Surgical Technologists employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 350 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


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


Job Projections for North Carolina

Jobs for Surgical Technologists in this state are growing at a rate of 15.7% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 11.7%.


North Carolina Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 280 annual job openings, and a total of 3,250 jobs for North Carolina 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 North Carolina?

In 2018 wages for Surgical Technologists ranged from $33,400 to $58,200 with $43,300 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $16.06 to $27.98. The median hourly rate was $20.82.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $20.1 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $0.72.

The median salary in North Carolina is higher than the nationwide median salary.


Top North Carolina 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
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 930 $41,770
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 650 $48,520
Raleigh, NC 460 $49,100
Winston-Salem, NC 330 $45,420
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 240 $46,770
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 200 $38,920
Asheville, NC 180 $46,000
Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC 180 $38,640
Greensboro-High Point, NC 160 $45,330
Greenville, NC 150 $43,520
Fayetteville, NC 130 $45,510
Wilmington, NC 120 $40,730
Rocky Mount, NC 30 n/a

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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