Biomedical Equipment Technician (BMET) Salary

Median pay for Biomedical Equipment Technicians in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $21.68 per hour. Cash earnings of Biomedical Equipment Technicians can occasionally include $2K each in bonuses and profit sharing proceeds; this strong performance component causes pay grades to stretch from approximately $35K to almost $68K. The particular firm is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography and tenure. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The vast majority of Biomedical Equipment Technicians (88 percent) who took the survey are men. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$36,052 - $71,798
$36K
$53K
$72K
MEDIAN: $53,469
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$16.27 - $30.16
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$0$71K
Salary $36,052 - $71,798
Bonus $0.00 - $2,086
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $1,993
Commission $2,400
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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$34,577 - $68,247
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 408
Hourly Data $0$47
Hourly Rate $16.27 - $30.16
Overtime $23.72 - $47.22
Annual Data $0$68K
Bonus $0.00 - $2,086
Commission $2,400
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $1,993
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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$34,577 - $68,247
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 865

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Job Description for Biomedical Equipment Technician (BMET)

Biomedical equipment technicians (BMETs) are responsible for all aspects of the installation and maintenance of biomedical equipment. They must test equipment after installation to ensure proper functioning; this includes reviewing manuals and servicing information, and then applying appropriate testing methods and devices (such as oscilloscopes or device-specific analyzers) to certify equipment works and is properly calibrated. Biomedical equipment technicians serve as the primary contact point with medical staff, and they may be required to provide training in proper equipment usage. In the event of a device failure, BMETs provide maintenance and repair services. They may also provide advice and insight on equipment purchases to hospital staff due to their familiarity with the products.

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Biomedical Equipment Technician (BMET) Tasks

  • Inspect, maintain, repair, and request parts for biomedical equipment.
  • Operate and keep records on equipment such as multimeters, oscilloscopes, defibrillator analyzers, etc.
  • Train and assist staff in using and interpreting biomedical equipment.

Common Career Paths for Biomedical Equipment Technician (BMET)


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Biomedical Equipment Technicians' salaries may rise greatly for those who assume a higher-end position such as a Biomedical Engineering Manager. The average Biomedical Engineering Manager brings home $83K per year. A lot of Biomedical Equipment Technicians advance their careers by becoming Biomedical Engineering Technicians and Biomedical Technicians. However, those positions offer $4K less and $6K less per year on average.

Biomedical Equipment Technician (BMET) Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Biomedical Equipment Technician (BMET)


Dominating the field, DaVita Inc., General Electric Co (GE), Fresenius Medical Care Holdings, Inc., General Electric (GE) Healthcare, and Aramark are top firms with a reputation for hiring a great number of Biomedical Equipment Technicians. Sodexo, Inc. offers the highest compensation with a median salary of $55K. Biomedical Equipment Technicians can also look forward to large paychecks at General Electric (GE) Healthcare ($52K), Universal Hospital Services ($50K), and Indiana University (IU) Health ($48K).

Others at the bottom of the scale for this job include American Red Cross Blood Services at $34K, and DaVita Inc. where $42K is the norm, but it is worth noting that some Biomedical Equipment Technicians there earn up to $64K.

Popular Skills for Biomedical Equipment Technician (BMET)


Biomedical Equipment Technicians generally report applying a varied skill set to their work. Most notably, skills in Anesthesia, Radiology, Telemetry, and System Repair are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 8 percent and 12 percent. Those listing Ultrasound as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Equipment Maintenance and Dialysis also typically command lower compensation. Most people skilled in Electronic Troubleshooting are similarly competent in System Repair and Troubleshooting.

Pay by Experience Level for Biomedical Equipment Technician (BMET)

Pay by Experience for a Biomedical Equipment Technician (BMET) has a positive trend. An entry-level Biomedical Equipment Technician (BMET) with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $43,000 based on 636 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Biomedical Equipment Technician (BMET) with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 371 salaries. An experienced Biomedical Equipment Technician (BMET) which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $56,000 based on 293 salaries. A Biomedical Equipment Technician (BMET) with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $59,000 based on 141 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $48,986

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Home to some of the best pay for Biomedical Equipment Technicians, Boston offers exceptional salaries, 19 percent above the national average. Biomedical Equipment Technicians can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Los Angeles (+13 percent), New York (+13 percent), Chicago (+13 percent), and Seattle (+6 percent). In Cleveland, salaries are 16 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Employers also pay below the national average in Columbus (16 percent lower) and St. Louis (11 percent lower).

Biomedical Equipment Technician (BMET) Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Biomedical Equipment Technician (BMET)?

Biomedical Equipment Technician (BMET) in Allendale:
"Too much stress."
Pros: My co-workers work together well.
Cons: There are too many people in the front office who do not understand what a good service department needs to operate.

Biomedical Equipment Technician (BMET) in Madison:
"Never a dull moment."
Pros: Th best part is being able to help with patient care.
Cons: Work can be very stressful when there is a patient waiting.

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Key Stats for Biomedical Equipment Technician (BMET)

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 180 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
11%
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Experience Affects Biomedical Equipment Technician (BMET) Salaries

▲21%

▲15%

▲5%

National Average
$49,000

▼12%

Skills That Affect Biomedical Equipment Technician (BMET) Salaries

▲12%

▲12%

▲8%


Electronic Troubleshooting
▼0%

Troubleshooting
▼0%

National Average
$49,000

▼2%

▼4%

Equipment Maintenance
▼7%

Ultrasound
▼21%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 180 votes.

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
vision benefits
Vision: 70%
no benefits
None: 11%
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