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Biomedical Engineering Technician Salary

Biomedical Engineering Technicians in the United States take home approximately $23.51 per hour on average. The majority of Biomedical Engineering Technicians claim high levels of job satisfaction. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. Men make up the vast majority of Biomedical Engineering Technicians (85 percent) who took the survey. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$38,513 - $70,996
(Median)
$39K
$54K
$71K
MEDIAN: $53,987
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$16.39 - $34.21
(Median)
$16
$24
$34
MEDIAN: $23.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$38,513 - $70,996  
   
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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$35,716 - $71,919  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 72
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$16.39 - $34.21  
   
Overtime
$24.55 - $51.63  
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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$35,716 - $71,919  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 105

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Job Description for Biomedical Engineering Technician

  • 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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As Biomedical Engineering Technicians transition into upper-level roles such as Biomedical Engineering Manager, they may see a strong upturn in salary. Biomedical Engineering Managers earn $82K on average 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 generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $44K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $50K on average. Biomedical Engineering Technicians with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $60K. 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 $67K.

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Experience Affects Biomedical Engineering Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 28%

Experienced
up arrow 15%

National Average
$52,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

Entry-Level
up arrow 16%

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
6%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 82%
vision benefits Vision: 71% employee benefits None: 7%