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Surgical technician salary in Chicago, IL

How much does a Surgical Technician make in Chicago, IL?

Average base salary

below national average
Average $44.02
Low $31.45
High $61.62
Non-cash benefit
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The average salary for a surgical technician is $44.02 per hour in Chicago, IL. 882 salaries reported, updated at September 23, 2023

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Salaries by years of experience in Chicago, IL

Years of experiencePer hour
Less than 1 year
1 to 2 years
3 to 5 years
6 to 9 years
More than 10 years
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Top companies for Surgical Technicians in Chicago, IL

  1. Nomad Health
    52 reviews45 salaries reported
    $52.97per hour
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Highest paying cities for Surgical Technicians near Chicago, IL

  1. Springfield, IL
    $55.73 per hour
    263 salaries reported
  2. Urbana, IL
    $52.96 per hour
    234 salaries reported
  3. Herrin, IL
    $52.93 per hour
    384 salaries reported
  1. Peoria, IL
    $51.05 per hour
    267 salaries reported
  2. Chicago, IL
    $44.02 per hour
    882 salaries reported
  3. Elgin, IL
    $43.71 per hour
    474 salaries reported
  1. Danville, IL
    $42.26 per hour
    5 salaries reported
  2. Palos Heights, IL
    $39.89 per hour
    5 salaries reported
  3. Schaumburg, IL
    $23.58 per hour
    5 salaries reported
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Where can a Surgical Technician earn more?

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Best-paid skills and qualifications for Surgical Technicians

Most recommended certification

BLS Certification

(earn +22.36% more)

The jobs requiring this certification have increase by 30.39% since 2018. Surgical Technicians with this certification earn +22.36% more than the average base salary, which is $44.02 per hour.

Job Trend
YearNumber of job openings on Indeed requiring this certificationChange from previous year
20126093increase by 6093
201316562increase by 171.82%
201425614increase by 54.66%
201517302decrease by 32.45%
201619295increase by 11.52%
201710763decrease by 44.22%
201810694decrease by 0.64%
201913944increase by 30.39%

Top companies hiring Surgical Technicians with the recommended certification

Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago
Advocate Aurora Health
OSF HealthCare
Cook County Health & Hospitals System
West Suburban Medical Center
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Top schools offering BLS Certification

National Health & safety Association

56 reviews

Missouri State University

Bethel House Training Institute

Top fields of study
Medical Degree
Top skills
Acute Care
Top specialties

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Most common benefits for Surgical Technicians

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • 403(b)
  • Adoption assistance
  • Continuing education credits
  • Dental insurance
  • Dependent health insurance coverage
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee discount
  • Employee stock purchase plan
  • Flexible schedule
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Housing stipend
  • License reimbursement
  • Life insurance
  • Loan forgiveness
  • Loan repayment program
  • Opportunities for advancement
  • Paid housing
  • Paid sick time
  • Paid time off
  • Pet insurance
  • Referral program
  • Relocation assistance
  • Retirement plan
  • Travel reimbursement
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance
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Salary satisfaction

Based on 358 ratings

50% of Surgical Technicians in the United States think their salaries are enough for the cost of living in their area.

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How much do similar professions get paid in Chicago, IL?

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Average $2,796 per week

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Common questions about salaries for a Surgical Technician

How can I know if I am being paid fairly as a surgical technician?

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Do surgical technicians get raises?

With expected growth in the surgical technician job market, there is expected to be an accompanying increase in salary. Surgical technicians can advance to other roles which will lead to greater responsibilities and potential raises.

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Do surgical technicians receive benefits?

Surgical technicians who work full time can receive benefits.

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