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

7.3% Jobs Projection
$52,800 Median Salary
230 Job Openings

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

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

  • Surgical Technologists in Wisconsin earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Surgical Technologists Work in Wisconsin?

There were approximately 2,600 workers employed as Surgical Technologists in this state in 2018.

There were 2,330 Surgical Technologists employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 270 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


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


Job Projections for Wisconsin

Jobs for Surgical Technologists in this state are growing at a rate of 7.3% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 11.7%.


Wisconsin Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 230 annual job openings, and a total of 2,810 jobs for Wisconsin 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 Wisconsin?

In 2018 wages for Surgical Technologists ranged from $40,820 to $71,120 with $52,800 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $19.63 to $34.19. The median hourly rate was $25.39.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $24.85 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $0.54.

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


Top Wisconsin 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
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 2,690 $49,920
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,210 $60,110
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 910 $56,980
Madison, WI 240 $54,400
Green Bay, WI 210 $48,030
Duluth, MN-WI 180 $55,820
Wausau, WI 160 $51,940
La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN 140 $50,390
Eau Claire, WI 120 $52,560
Appleton, WI 110 $51,520
Oshkosh-Neenah, WI 80 $49,690
Sheboygan, WI 40 $54,990

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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