Median pay for Biomedical Engineering Technicians in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $22.86 per hour. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. The vast majority (86 percent) of Biomedical Engineering Technicians who answered the questionnaire are male. Work is enjoyable for Biomedical Engineering Technicians, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$35,228 - $74,454
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MEDIAN: $50,230
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$17.38 - $30.56
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MEDIAN: $22.86
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$35,228 - $74,454  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,067  
Profit Sharing
$1,000  
Total Pay (?
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$35,937 - $69,949  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 58
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$17.38 - $30.56  
   
Overtime
$25.64 - $53.93  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,067  
   
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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$35,937 - $69,949  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 94

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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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Though it's uncommon, some Biomedical Engineering Technicians move into roles as Biomedical Engineering Managers, where pay is an average $83K per year. It is quite typical for Biomedical Engineering Technicians to transition into roles as Medical Equipment Field Service Engineers or Biomedical Engineers, where reported median earnings are $13K and $11K higher per year.

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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, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $52K, and those with five to 10 years' experience earn a higher median of $46K. Biomedical Engineering Technicians who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $61K. 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 $64K.

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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 10 votes.
043
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
13%
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Experience Affects Biomedical Engineering Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 28%

Experienced
up arrow 21%

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

National Average
$50,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Skills That Affect Biomedical Engineering Technician Salaries


National Average
$50,000

Equipment Maintenance
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 10 votes.

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
vision benefits
Vision: 68%
dental benefits
None: 13%
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