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Considering a career as a Surgical Technologist in South Carolina?

15.2% Jobs Projection
$38,790 Median Salary
180 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Surgical Technologists Work in South Carolina?

In South Carolina, there were 1,970 people working as Surgical Technologists in the year 2018.

There were 1,780 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 South Carolina has more Surgical Technologists than average.


Job Projections for South Carolina

Jobs for Surgical Technologists in this state are growing at a rate of 15.2% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 11.7%.


South Carolina Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 180 annual job openings, and a total of 2,050 jobs for South 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 South Carolina?

In 2018 wages for Surgical Technologists ranged from $29,050 to $51,590 with $38,790 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $13.97 to $24.81. The median hourly rate was $18.65.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $18.3 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $0.35.

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


Top South 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
Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC 470 $39,270
Charleston-North Charleston, SC 380 $40,670
Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC 300 $39,530
Florence, SC 230 $38,850
Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC 180 $38,640
Spartanburg, SC 100 $38,050
Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort, SC 60 $39,270

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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