Sterile Processing professionals profile

April 26, 2023
May 2023 Fast Stats

Sterile Processing Technicians play a vital role in our healthcare facilities, cleaning, maintaining, and managing the very tools and products that are essential to surgeries and procedures. So, who are the people that are typically employed in these roles?

  •  There are over 49,205 sterile processing technicians currently employed in the United States.
  • 61.7% of all sterile processing technicians are women, while 38.3% are men.
  • The average age of an employed sterile processing technician is 42 years old.
  • The most common ethnicity of sterile processing technicians is White (56.4%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (18.0%), Black or African American (9.9%) and Asian (9.5%).
  • Sterile processing technicians are most in-demand in Los Angeles, CA.
  • Los Angeles, CA pays an annual average wage of $57,110, the highest in the US.
  • In 2021, women earned 95% of what men earned.
  • Massachusetts is the best state for sterile processing technicians to live.
  • Sterile processing technicians are 89% more likely to work at private companies in comparison to education companies.

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