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Biomedical Engineer Salary (United States)

The average salary for a Biomedical Engineer is $61,832 per year. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Project Management and Clinical Research. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 10 years in this field.
Biomedical Engineer Salary (?
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$45,011 - $94,076
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MEDIAN: $61,832
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Biomedical Engineer Salary (?
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$15.43 - $43.21
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MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$45,011 - $94,076  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,951  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $8,000  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$43,826 - $97,764  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 867
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$15.43 - $43.21  
   
Overtime
$9.93 - $54.56  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,951  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $8,000  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$43,826 - $97,764  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 118
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Job Description for Biomedical Engineer

Biomedical engineering represents new areas of medical research and product development; biomedical engineers' work helps pave the way for new ways to help treat injuries and diseases. As medicine is a field with vast numbers of specific disciplines, there are many different sub-fields in which biomedical engineers work. Some work to improve and develop new machinery, such as robotic surgery equipment; others endeavor to create better, more reliable replacement limbs (or parts which help existing limbs function better, such as joint replacements). New and more comfortable patient beds, monitoring equipment, and electronics are also products that often begin as concepts from the biomedical engineer's or involve some level of input from them.
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Biomedical Engineer Tasks
  • Installs, adjusts, and maintains biomedical equipment.
  • Test and evaluates the safety and efficiency of biomedical equipment.
  • Designs and develops biomedical equipment and technology.
  • Writes reports, documents, and manuals for biomedical products.

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Pay by Experience Level for Biomedical Engineer

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Pay Difference By Location

Washington
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Los Angeles
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San Diego
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Raleigh
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Miami
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National Average
$62,000
Irvine
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Chicago
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Denver
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Philadelphia
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New York
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Experience Affects Biomedical Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
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National Average
$62,000

Skills That Affect Biomedical Engineer Salaries

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National Average
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 177 votes.

Gender

Female
27%
female alumni
 
Male
73%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
21%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 71%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 12%