A surgical technologist in the United States will make an average of $21.64 per hour, as of May 2014, according to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics. The average annual salary of a surgical technologist is $45,010. Salaries of the lower 10 percent of surgical technologists were less than $29,710, while the top 10 percent earned more than $60,240.
Hourly wages for surgical technologists can also differ from state to state; for example, surgical technologists in California make about $27.47, while in Ohio the typical hourly pay is about $20.39. Across the country, the projected employment of surgical technologists is expected to rise 30 percent from 2012 to 2022, as reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.