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Sterilising Technician

Kaihangarau Whakahoromata

This job is sometimes referred to by alternative titles

Sterilising technicians clean, sterilise and package surgical instruments and other hospital equipment, soft goods and linen in a sterilisation unit.


Entry level sterilising technicians usually earn

$33K-$48K per year

Experienced sterilising technicians usually earn

$49K-$57K per year

Source: '2015 to 2017 Allied, Public Health and Technical Multi-Employer Collective Agreement (MECA)', 2017

Job opportunities

Chances of getting a job as a sterilising technician are average due to stable numbers of people in the role.
Close up of hands stacking a variety of scissors and forceps on a spike

Sterilising technicans need to be familiar with all equipment used in different operations

Last updated 29 June 2017