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New Jersey Surgical Technologist Salary - NJ

The number one industry employer for surgical technologists in New Jersey is hospitals. Other top employers include ambulatory health care services, employment services, and physicians' offices. Therefore, jobseekers looking for entry-levels positions should investigate opportunities in more metropolitan regions of the state, where these health care and education employers are more plentiful. However, areas of high job concentrations do not always yield high salary earning potentials. Currently, the average wage for surgical technologists statewide is approximately $21/hr.

Surgical technologists salaries in New Jersey can fluctuate depending on an individual employee's level of education received, amount of job responsibility, and prior work experience in the field, national certification status, geographic location, and national industry trends. According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, the field of surgical technology is projected to experience 25 percent growth across the country between 2008 and 2018, which should heighten job prospects for surgical technologists residing in New Jersey as well. Such a labor market expansion could trigger more competitive wages, higher industry standards and increased job security for surgical technologists.

As of 2011, surgical technologists in the United States earn an average annual salary of $43,000. Fortunately, surgical technologists practicing in New Jersey can earn an even larger average salary of $45,000 a year. Since salaries differ between regions, here are the salary averages for the five biggest cities in New Jersey:

Newark:  $53,000/yr
Jersey City:  $53,000/yr
Paterson:  $54,000/yr
Elizabeth:  $53,000/yr
Trenton:  $41,000/yr

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