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Surgical Technologists in Tennessee

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

16.1% Jobs Projection
$42,350 Median Salary
300 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Surgical Technologists Work in Tennessee?

In 2018, there were 3,040 Surgical Technologists working in the state.

There were 2,970 Surgical Technologists employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 70 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


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


Job Projections for Tennessee

Jobs for Surgical Technologists in this state are growing at a rate of 16.1% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 11.7%.


Tennessee Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 300 annual Surgical Technologists job openings in Tennessee, and 3,460 total jobs in the year 2026.

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

What do Surgical Technologists Make in Tennessee?

In 2018 wages for Surgical Technologists ranged from $32,180 to $60,520 with $42,350 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $15.47 to $29.1. The median hourly rate was $20.36.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $20.04 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $0.32.

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


Top Tennessee 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
Nashville-Davidson–Murfreesboro–Franklin, TN 920 $46,620
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 660 $44,480
Knoxville, TN 420 $40,410
Chattanooga, TN-GA 360 n/a
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA 170 $42,050
Johnson City, TN 110 $38,940
Jackson, TN 100 $38,580
Morristown, TN 50 $39,770

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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