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California Surgical Technologist Salary - CA

Surgical Tech Salaries in California

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, California is 2nd only to the District of Columbia of top paying states for this occupation.  The average California Surgical Tech salary is $47,280 and the average hourly wage is $22.73.


Compiled below is a list of average salaries for Surgical Technologists by California’s major cities.  The following data was accumulated from a 2008 indeed.com publication.

  • Anaheim: $41,000
  • Beverly Hills: $40,000
  • Burbank: $40,000
  • Carmel: $39,000
  • Fresno: $36,000
  • Hollywood: $40,000
  • Laguna Beach: $37,000
  • Los Angeles: $40,000
  • Monterey: $39,000
  • Newport Beach: $38,000
  • Oakland: $46,000
  • Palm Springs: $37,000
  • Palo Alto: $49,000
  • Pasadena: $40,000
  • Redondo Beach: $40,000
  • Sacramento: $38,000
  • San Diego: $36,000
  • San Francisco: $47,000
  • San Jose: $48,000
  • Santa Barbara: $35,000
  • Santa Cruz: $46,000
  • Santa Monica: $41,000

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Surgical Technologist Associations in California

  • Association of Surgical Technologists  (AST)

 Mission Statement  –  “To enhance the profession to ensure quality patient  care.”

The Association of Surgical Technologists is one of the foremost, established professional organizations in this field.  Derived from a consortium of three different medical organizations, AST’s main objective is to keep surgical technologists and assistants abreast with the latest skill-sets and knowledge to execute the highest level of patient care.

Surgical Technologists can join the AST for a one time start-up fee of $35 and $70 annually thereafter.  As a member, the association will waive all application fees for certification and recertification. 

800-637-7433 AST Toll Free
(303) 694-9169 AST Main Fax
Address: 6 West Dry Creek Circle, Suite 200  
Littleton, CO 80120-8031

  • National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting  (NBSTSA)

NBSTSA.org is a resourceful, comprehensive site that allows members to view certification requirements, explore renewal options, download and submit forms, take practice examinations, and keep current on the latest news, trends, and developments in the Surgical Technologist field.

Toll-free: (800) 707-0057
Fax: (303) 325-2536
Address: 6 West Dry Creek Circle, Suite 100
Littleton, Colorado 80120


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