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Surgical Technologists

Wages & Outlook

 

Typical Wages

Wages listed below are for a variety of experience and education levels. Make sure that you research the typical entry-level education and work experience and training requirements for this occupation.

This career: $24.67
Statewide median: $18.65

 

This career pays above the statewide median wage.


Wages for Surgical Technologists *

Area Low Median High
U S
$17.35 $21.13 $25.79
Minnesota
$21.34 $24.67 $27.99
Central Minnesota
$19.58 $23.06 $27.30
Northeast Minnesota
$21.21 $23.78 $27.74
Northwest Minnesota
$19.01 $21.58 $24.66
Southeast Minnesota
$23.40 $26.37 $29.11
Southwest Minnesota
$19.31 $22.44 $26.68
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN
$22.16 $25.32 $28.12

* "Low" indicates 25% of workers earn less and 75% earn more.
"Median" indicates 50% of workers earn less and 50% earn more.
"High" indicates 75% of workers earn less and 25% earn more.

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Employment

In Minnesota, there are 1,840 workers employed in this small career.

Where do Surgical Technologists most often work?

 

Current Demand

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This career is currently in very high demand.

 

Future Demand   This career is projected to grow much faster than average.

This career is seeing very high growth compared to other careers.

There will be a need for about 520 new Surgical Technologists to meet market demand between 2012-2022. This includes the demand due to replacement (workers leaving the occupation or retiring) as well as growth.

 

Employment Outlook for Surgical Technologists
  Employment Employment Change
2012 2022 Number Percent
U S 98,500 127,800 29,300 29.8%
Minnesota 1,795 2,130 335 18.7%
  2012 2022 Number Percent
Northeast Minnesota 230 267 37 16.1%
Central Minnesota 203 248 45 22.2%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 827 991 164 19.8%
Southwest Minnesota 127 139 12 9.4%
Northwest Minnesota 122 140 18 14.8%


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