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Biomedical Engineering Technician Salary

Biomedical Engineering Technicians in the United States can expect to earn an average of $22.65 per hour. Most enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a strong majority. Work is enjoyable for Biomedical Engineering Technicians, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Men account for the majority of Biomedical Engineering Technicians who responded to the questionnaire — 85 percent to be exact. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$36,616 - $71,085
(Median)
$37K
$54K
$71K
MEDIAN: $53,698
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$16.20 - $33.40
(Median)
$16
$23
$33
MEDIAN: $22.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$36,616 - $71,085  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,990  
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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$35,234 - $71,684  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 73
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$16.20 - $33.40  
   
Overtime
$24.68 - $51.23  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,990  
   
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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$35,234 - $71,684  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 112

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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 progress into high-paying roles like Biomedical Engineering Manager, where median compensation is $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.


Biomedical Engineering Technicians generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. The average inexperienced worker earns $43K, and someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a bigger median salary of $49K. Biomedical Engineering Technicians see a median salary of $59K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Biomedical Engineering Technicians with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $66K.

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Experience Affects Biomedical Engineering Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 29%

Experienced
up arrow 17%

National Average
$51,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

Entry-Level
up arrow 15%

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: 82%
vision benefits Vision: 70% employee benefits None: 7%
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