Biomedical Engineering Technician Salary

The average Biomedical Engineering Technician in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $22.85 per hour. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The vast majority of Biomedical Engineering Technicians (86 percent) survey respondents are men. A large number enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$37,797 - $70,993
(Median)
$38K
$53K
$71K
MEDIAN: $53,279
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$16.22 - $34.31
(Median)
$16
$23
$34
MEDIAN: $22.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$37,797 - $70,993  
   
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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$35,361 - $71,926  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 75
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$16.22 - $34.31  
   
Overtime
$24.88 - $53.35  
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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$35,361 - $71,926  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 113
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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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At the upper end, Biomedical Engineering Technicians who move into a Biomedical Engineering Manager role can end up with a hefty increase in pay. The average income for Biomedical Engineering Managers is a much higher $82K 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.


Biomedical Engineering Technicians who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. During their first five years in the workforce, individuals in this position earn $44K on average. Survey participants with five to 10 years under their belts see an only a slightly bigger average of $49K. On average, Biomedical Engineering Technicians make $60K following one to two decades on the job. Biomedical Engineering Technicians who have acquired more than 20 years of relevant experience earn significantly more than folks with fewer years on their resumes; the average income in this veteran group is $68K.

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Experience Affects Biomedical Engineering Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 33%

Experienced
up arrow 17%

National Average
$51,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

Entry-Level
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 82%
vision benefits Vision: 70% employee benefits None: 7%
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