How much does a surgical technologist make in New Orleans?
According to 2018 data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the average salary for surgical technologists in Louisiana is $41,230 per year ($19.82 per hour). Pay depends largely on where you work, the type of healthcare institution you work for, your education and level of experience. Keep in mind this is not an entry-level salary; you will need to work towards this level of pay.
Surgical Technologists are also cross trained for several different departments related to surgery, and also have the option of over-time pay, and shift differential. Additionally, many of our affiliate hospitals offer tuition reimbursement for employees, enabling the surgical technologist to advance their education.
Are surgical techs in high demand?
As the number of surgeries increases to meet the needs of our aging population, so will the career opportunities for surgical technologists. The BLS projects a 9% increase in demand nationwide for surgical technologists from 2018-2028.
Learn more about our surgical technologist program