Biomedical Engineering Technicians in the United States pull down an average of $22.54 per hour. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$35,575 - $72,719
(Median)
$36K
$50K
$73K
MEDIAN: $49,641
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$16.75 - $30.34
(Median)
$17
$23
$30
MEDIAN: $22.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$35,575 - $72,719  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,137  
Profit Sharing
$1,000  
Total Pay (?
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$35,622 - $69,219  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 57
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$16.75 - $30.34  
   
Overtime
$22.81 - $55.04  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,137  
   
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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$35,622 - $69,219  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 82
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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 who advance into the role of a Biomedical Engineering Manager are fairly uncommon. Biomedical Engineering Managers on average earn $83K per year. Medical Equipment Field Service Engineers or Biomedical Engineers are common next-step roles for Biomedical Engineering Technicians moving up in their careers; annual pay for Medical Equipment Field Service Engineers is $13K higher on average, and it's $12K higher for Biomedical Engineers.

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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.


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $46K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience earn a higher $52K on average. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $61K. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $65K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

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Experience Affects Biomedical Engineering Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 31%

Experienced
up arrow 23%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

National Average
$49,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Skills That Affect Biomedical Engineering Technician Salaries


National Average
$49,000

Equipment Maintenance
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
medical benefits
Vision: 71%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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