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Biomedical Engineering Technician Salary

For Biomedical Engineering Technicians, hourly average wages total $22.78 per hour. Work is enjoyable for Biomedical Engineering Technicians, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. There are far more male Biomedical Engineering Technicians survey respondents than women, making up 85 percent. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$36,694 - $71,039
(Median)
$37K
$54K
$71K
MEDIAN: $53,987
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$16.24 - $34.23
(Median)
$16
$23
$34
MEDIAN: $22.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$36,694 - $71,039  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,020  
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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$35,304 - $71,926  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 74
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$16.24 - $34.23  
   
Overtime
$24.81 - $53.83  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,020  
   
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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$35,304 - $71,926  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 114

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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.

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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


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Biomedical Engineering Technicians may experience a large salary bump if they progress into a role such as Biomedical Engineering Manager. The latter position pays an average of $82K annually.

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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.


For many Biomedical Engineering Technicians, more experience generally translates to higher pay. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience have a median salary of $43K. Those who have been around for five to 10 years can expect to take home more — $49K on average. Biomedical Engineering Technicians bring in $60K after working for 10 to 20 years. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $67K.

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Experience Affects Biomedical Engineering Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 30%

Experienced
up arrow 16%

National Average
$51,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

Entry-Level
up arrow 16%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 29 votes.

Gender

Female
15 %
Male
85 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 69% employee benefits None: 7%
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