Biomedical Engineering Technician Salary

Biomedical Engineering Technicians in the United States pull down an average of $22.81 per hour. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Male Biomedical Engineering Technicians far outnumber their female contemporaries among those who completed the questionnaire. For the most part, Biomedical Engineering Technicians enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. A strong majority report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$35,638 - $76,697
$36K
$51K
$77K
MEDIAN: $51,139
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$17.33 - $30.40
$17
$23
$30
MEDIAN: $22.81
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$35,638 - $76,697  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $16,380  
Profit Sharing
$1,000  
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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$36,190 - $71,190  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 57
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$17.33 - $30.40  
   
Overtime
$24.69 - $55.43  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $16,380  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,000  
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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$36,190 - $71,190  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 92
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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

  • Transport, install, calibrate, and repair biomedical equipment.
  • Perform safety checks on equipment and associated systems, like electrical and network interfaces.
  • 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.

Common Career Paths for Biomedical Engineering Technician


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While Biomedical Engineering Technicians do not often become Biomedical Engineering Managers, the job pays $83K per year on average. Typical career progression for a Biomedical Engineering Technician involves becoming a Medical Equipment Field Service Engineer or a Biomedical Engineer, roles that pay $12K more and $11K more on average.

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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 Biomedical Engineering Technicians, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $46K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $53K. Biomedical Engineering Technicians who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $61K. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $65K.

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Key Stats for Biomedical Engineering Technician

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 9 votes.
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
14%
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Experience Affects Biomedical Engineering Technician Salaries

Late-Career
▲29%

Experienced
▲22%

Mid-Career
▲6%

National Average
$50,000

Entry-Level
▼9%

Skills That Affect Biomedical Engineering Technician Salaries


National Average
$50,000

Medical Devices
▼4%

Equipment Maintenance
▼5%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 9 votes.

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
vision benefits
Vision: 67%
dental benefits
None: 14%
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