Biomedical Equipment Technician (BMET) Salary

Biomedical Equipment Technicians in the United States take home approximately $20.74 per hour on average. Earnings generally vary between $15.73 per hour and $28.95. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by career length, followed by geography and the particular employer. Most Biomedical Equipment Technicians like their work and job satisfaction is high. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part.

$33,944 - $68,272
(Median)
$34K
$49K
$68K
MEDIAN: $48,968
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$15.73 - $28.95
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$33,944 - $68,272  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,998  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $2,061  
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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$33,684 - $64,404  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 484
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$15.73 - $28.95  
   
Overtime
$21.71 - $44.49  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,998  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $2,061  
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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$33,684 - $64,404  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 901
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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

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

Common Career Paths for Biomedical Equipment Technician (BMET)


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Biomedical Equipment Technicians sometimes assume positions such as Biomedical Engineering Managers. That role pays $82K per year on average. Many Biomedical Equipment Technicians advance into roles as Biomedical Engineering Technicians or Biomedical Technicians, but the median salaries are $2K lower and $3K lower, respectively.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Biomedical Equipment Technician (BMET)


Well-known firms with a reputation for hiring numerous Biomedical Equipment Technicians include General Electric (GE) Healthcare, DaVita Inc., Aramark Corporation, Fresenius Medical Care Holdings, Inc., and Aramark. Employees of U.S. Air Force (USAF) can expect to make the most, with the company offering a median salary of $46K; however, pay is widely dispersed from bottom to top, ranging from $26K to $84K. Other big spenders include General Electric (GE) Healthcare, General Electric Co (GE), and DaVita Inc., top-paying firms where Biomedical Equipment Technicians see paychecks nearing $46K, $44K, or $43K.

Fresenius Medical Care Holdings, Inc. offers the least pay with a median salary of $37K; furthermore, salaries there max out at only $44K. Others at the bottom of the scale for this job include Aramark at $41K, and Aramark Corporation where $42K is the norm, but it is worth noting that some Biomedical Equipment Technicians there earn up to $63K.

Popular Skills for Biomedical Equipment Technician (BMET)


Biomedical Equipment Technicians report using a pretty varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Radiology, Anesthesia, Telemetry, and System Repair are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 18 percent. Most people familiar with Maintenance also know Troubleshooting and System Repair. Those familiar with Electronic Troubleshooting also tend to know System Repair and Troubleshooting.

Pay by Experience Level for Biomedical Equipment Technician (BMET)

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For many Biomedical Equipment Technicians, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $41K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $48K. Biomedical Equipment Technicians claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $54K. Biomedical Equipment Technicians who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $60K on average.

Pay Difference by Location


Los Angeles offers some of the highest pay in the country for Biomedical Equipment Technicians, 24 percent above the national average. Biomedical Equipment Technicians can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Chicago (+22 percent), San Diego (+17 percent), New York (+15 percent), and Houston (+10 percent). The lowest-paying market is Columbus, which sits 10 percent below the national average. Two other places where employers salaries are below the median are St. Louis and Kansas City (9 percent lower).

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Experience Affects Biomedical Equipment Technician (BMET) Salaries




National Average
$46,000


Skills That Affect Biomedical Equipment Technician (BMET) Salaries

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Telemetry
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System Repair
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Troubleshooting
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Electronic Troubleshooting
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Maintenance
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$46,000

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 211 votes.

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 79%
vision benefits Vision: 65% employee benefits None: 10%
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