Biomedical Equipment Technician (BMET) Salary

The average Biomedical Equipment Technician in the United States earns approximately $21.76 per hour. Total cash earnings of Biomedical Equipment Technicians range from $35K on the low end to $68K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $2K and $2K, respectively. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is the company, though geography and years of experience have a (lesser) impact as well. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. There are far more male Biomedical Equipment Technicians survey respondents than women, making up 87 percent. Most Biomedical Equipment Technicians like their work and job satisfaction is high. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$35,694 - $71,181
$36K
$53K
$71K
MEDIAN: $52,658
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$16.29 - $29.77
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$35,694 - $71,181  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,432  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $2,013  
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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$34,523 - $67,671  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 402
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$16.29 - $29.77  
   
Overtime
$24.58 - $49.09  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,432  
   
Commission
$2,400  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $2,013  
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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$34,523 - $67,671  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 811

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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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For Biomedical Equipment Technicians, progressing to a Biomedical Engineering Manager role may result in a significant raise. On average, a Biomedical Engineering Manager can earn $83K annually. Many Biomedical Equipment Technicians advance into roles as Biomedical Engineering Technicians or Biomedical Technicians, but the median salaries are $4K lower and $6K lower, respectively.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Biomedical Equipment Technician (BMET)


DaVita Inc., General Electric Co (GE), Fresenius Medical Care Holdings, Inc., General Electric (GE) Healthcare, and Aramark are top-notch employers for Biomedical Equipment Technicians in this area. Heading up the field in terms of compensation, Sodexo, Inc. offers the most; Biomedical Equipment Technicians earn $55K on average there. Other big spenders include General Electric (GE) Healthcare, Universal Hospital Services, and Indiana University (IU) Health, top-paying firms where Biomedical Equipment Technicians see paychecks nearing $52K, $50K, or $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)


Survey results show that Biomedical Equipment Technicians use a fair number of skills. 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. It is often found that people who know Electronic Troubleshooting are also skilled 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: $48,892

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For Biomedical Equipment Technicians, Boston provides a pay rate that is 19 percent greater than 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 (+7 percent). Falling short of the national average by 16 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Cleveland. Workers in Columbus and St. Louis earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (15 percent less and 11 percent less, respectively).

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Key Stats for Biomedical Equipment Technician (BMET)

Gender

Female
13 %
Male
87 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 141 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
12%
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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

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 141 votes.

Gender

Female
13 %
Male
87 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
vision benefits
Vision: 70%
no benefits
None: 10%
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