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Surgical Assistant Salary

$112,213 (USD)

Average Salary

$54/hr

Average Hourly

$2,233

Average Bonus

Last updated: December 14, 2019

The average pay for a Surgical Assistant is $112,213 a year and $54 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Surgical Assistant is between $78,425 and $139,385. On average, an Associate Degree is the highest level of education for a Surgical Assistant. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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Description:
  • Treats and provides health care services to patients under direction and responsibility of physician.
  • Evaluates patient, performs comprehensive physical examination, and gathers patient medical data, including health history and results of physical examination.
  • Administers or orders diagnostic tests, such as x-ray, electrocardiogram, and laboratory tests, and interprets test results for deviations from normal.
  • Performs therapeutic procedures, such as injections, immunizations, suturing and wound care, and managing infection.
Surgical Assistant Job Prevalence in the United States

Job family: Physician Assistants

Job family population: 114,710

Estimated population of Surgical Assistant jobs: 102,803

Rate of error: 1.4%

Estimated salary in 2024:
$130,086
5 Year Change:
16 %
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Surgical Assistant Job Listings for United States

Certified Surgical Assistant
Nov 15
Richmond, United States
CJW Medical Center
One year experience as a surgical assistant. CERTIFICATION * Required: American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) Health Care Provider Our employees come first. We provide a total ...
Surgical Technician Specialty - Surgery - PRN
Dec 11
Little Rock, United States
CHI St. Vincent
Primarily functions as surgical assistant when appropriate (see functions of the surgical scrub and as second surgical scrub). The surgical technologist will also assist in the circulating duties as ...
Dental Assistant - Surgical Assistant
Dec 9
South Jordan, UT, USA
ClearChoice Dental Implant Centers
The Surgical Assistant is receiving patients, viewing charts and beginning patient preparation. Often the assistant will make notes about performed procedures, progress, recommendations and other ...
Certified Surgical Technologist
Dec 4
Gallipolis, United States
Holzer Health System
Works under the direct supervision of the Registered Nurse, functions as an assistant to the ... Previous surgical experience preferred in the past 5 years. * CPR required.
Certified Surgical First Assistant
Dec 10
Taos, New Mexico, USA
National Staffing Solutions
We're currently seeking a Certified Surgical First Assistant to join our amazing team. Details of the Certified Surgical First Assistant opening: * Anticipated start date: ASAP * Salary range

The average pay for a Surgical Assistant is $112,213 a year and $54 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Surgical Assistant is between $78,425 and $139,385. On average, an Associate Degree is the highest level of education for a Surgical Assistant. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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Certified Surgical Assistant
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One year experience as a surgical assistant. CERTIFICATION * Required: American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) Health Care Provider Our employees come first. We provide a total ...
Surgical Technician Specialty - Surgery - PRN
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Little Rock, United States
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Primarily functions as surgical assistant when appropriate (see functions of the surgical scrub and as second surgical scrub). The surgical technologist will also assist in the circulating duties as ...
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