What is the average starting surgical tech salary range?

As of May 2009, the median surgical tech salary was $33,000 to $47,300 USD per year, according to the most recent salary statistics available from the US Department of Labor. Newly certified surgical techs can expect to earn approximately $29,000 USD annually, while those with more experience on the job can expect to earn closer to $50,000 USD annually. Surgical tech salary rates can vary by the region, the economic climate and the type of facility in which work is performed. In addition, the particular medical specialties in which surgical techs work can have an affect on the salary, as the areas that are in demand require more highly trained surgical techs to support nurses and surgeons.