Biomedical Engineering Technician Salary
Biomedical Engineering Technicians in the United States pull down an average of $22.54 per hour. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
Job Description for Biomedical Engineering Technician
A job as a biomedical engineering technician requires strong technical knowledge and skills in repairing and maintaining medical equipment and devices. Candidates for this position should have a strong work ethic combined with a strong desire to perform accurate and complete maintenance repairs on medical equipment.Read More...
Typical duties involve performing routine scheduled maintenance on equipment and providing assistance in emergency situations. Strong self-motivation and communication skills are important in this position, as these technicians report directly to a senior engineering technician. They are also required to provide status updates on work orders, contact outside vendors if necessary, track and monitor routine maintenance, and ensure the successful completion of each job.
Due to the nature and importance of this position, working hours vary greatly, as the need for biomedical equipment to operate smoothly is essential for a wide range of hospital functions. A biomedical engineering technician may also be exposed to bio-hazardous material, requiring the use of protective equipment. To qualify for this position, many organizations require at least an associate’s degree in biomedical or electronics technology, as well as internship experience.
Biomedical Engineering Technician Tasks
- Advocate for proper, safe usage of and increased reliance on biomedical equipment.
- Troubleshoot and train users in key needs for biomedical equipment and result interpretation.
- Transport, install, calibrate, and repair biomedical equipment.
- Perform safety checks on equipment and associated systems, like electrical and network interfaces.
Common Career Paths for Biomedical Engineering Technician
Biomedical Engineering Technicians who advance into the role of a Biomedical Engineering Manager are fairly uncommon. Biomedical Engineering Managers on average earn $83K per year. Medical Equipment Field Service Engineers or Biomedical Engineers are common next-step roles for Biomedical Engineering Technicians moving up in their careers; annual pay for Medical Equipment Field Service Engineers is $13K higher on average, and it's $12K higher for Biomedical Engineers.
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Pay by Experience Level for Biomedical Engineering Technician
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $46K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience earn a higher $52K on average. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $61K. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $65K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.