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Considering a career as a Surgical Technologist in Pennsylvania?

11.3% Jobs Projection
$44,000 Median Salary
350 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Surgical Technologists Work in Pennsylvania?

In 2018, there were 4,390 Surgical Technologists working in the state.

There were 3,890 Surgical Technologists employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 500 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


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


Job Projections for Pennsylvania

Jobs for Surgical Technologists in this state are growing at a rate of 11.3% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 11.7%.


Pennsylvania Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 350 annual job openings, and a total of 4,230 jobs for Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania?

In 2018 wages for Surgical Technologists ranged from $33,300 to $60,250 with $44,000 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $16.01 to $28.97. The median hourly rate was $21.16.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $20.86 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $0.30.

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


Top Pennsylvania 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
Pittsburgh, PA 990 $43,300
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 320 $44,000
Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA 270 $43,520
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA 190 $38,240
Lancaster, PA 160 $43,640
Scranton–Wilkes-Barre–Hazleton, PA 160 $44,830
York-Hanover, PA 130 $43,170
Reading, PA 90 $50,050
State College, PA 80 n/a
Johnstown, PA 60 $42,260
Chambersburg-Waynesboro, PA 40 $51,830
Altoona, PA 40 $43,070

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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