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20.8% Jobs Projection
$48,420 Median Salary
1,150 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Surgical Technologists Work in Texas?

10,340 people worked as Surgical Technologists in 2018 in this state.

There were 9,470 Surgical Technologists employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 870 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

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

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Job Projections for Texas

Jobs for Surgical Technologists in this state are growing at a rate of 20.8% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 11.7%.

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Texas Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 1,150 annual job openings, and a total of 13,130 jobs for Texas 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 Texas?

In 2018 wages for Surgical Technologists ranged from $32,200 to $67,860 with $48,420 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $15.48 to $32.62. The median hourly rate was $23.28.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $22.66 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $0.62.

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

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Top Texas 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
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 2,960 $53,770
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 2,590 $49,380
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 1,010 $42,930
Austin-Round Rock, TX 860 $48,710
El Paso, TX 290 $44,930
Tyler, TX 220 $43,960
Corpus Christi, TX 200 $42,820
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX 190 $52,140
Lubbock, TX 180 $41,700
Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX 140 $32,970
Killeen-Temple, TX 140 $41,700
Amarillo, TX 120 $41,720
Odessa, TX 90 $47,710
San Angelo, TX 70 $46,660
College Station-Bryan, TX 70 $47,350
Sherman-Denison, TX 60 $49,170
Abilene, TX 60 $39,180
Victoria, TX 50 $43,650
Texarkana, TX-AR 30 $39,370

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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