Biomedical Equipment Technician (BMET) Salary
Median pay for Biomedical Equipment Technicians in the United States is around $21.71 per hour. In the world of Biomedical Equipment Technicians, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $3K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $2K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $35K and $68K. This group's pay is mainly influenced by the particular firm, followed by career duration and geography. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a fair number. Work is enjoyable for Biomedical Equipment Technicians, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The vast majority of Biomedical Equipment Technicians (87 percent) who took the survey are men. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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.Read More...
Biomedical equipment technicians work full time in a medical environment. Due to the nature of the work, they may be required to work nights, weekends, or overtime to ensure proper device functionality. In the case of emergencies, they may be called in to address critical device failures as well. They spend the majority of their time installing and maintaining biomedical equipment, which requires delicate repair work and moving heavy equipment. Frequent travel may be necessary.
Biomedical equipment technicians are required to hold an associate’s degree in biomedical equipment technology/training or equivalent training. They may be required to be a certified biomedical equipment technician (CBET). BMETs are often separated into tiers according to experience, with BMET II and BMET III requiring seven to 15 years of experience and BMET I as an entry-level position.
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)
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 $5K less per year on average.
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Popular Employer Salaries for Biomedical Equipment Technician (BMET)
Many Biomedical Equipment Technicians can be found at DaVita Inc., General Electric Co (GE), Fresenius Medical Care Holdings, Inc., General Electric (GE) Healthcare, and Aramark, firms that are at the top of the field. Sodexo, Inc. offers the highest compensation with a median salary of $55K. General Electric (GE) Healthcare, Universal Hospital Services, and General Electric Co (GE) are a few other companies that offer generous salaries, with Biomedical Equipment Technicians earning around $54K, $50K, or $47K at each firm, respectively.
Also sliding in at the lower end of the scale are American Red Cross Blood Services ($34K), DaVita Inc. ($41K), and Aramark ($42K).
Popular Skills for Biomedical Equipment Technician (BMET)
Survey results imply that Biomedical Equipment Technicians put a diverse skill set to use. Most notably, skills in Radiology, Anesthesia, Telemetry, and System Repair are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 8 percent and 13 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Dialysis and Equipment Maintenance. Most people experienced in Electronic Troubleshooting also 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.
More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $43K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $51K. Biomedical Equipment Technicians who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $56K. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $60K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.
Pay Difference by Location
Boston offers some of the highest pay in the country for Biomedical Equipment Technicians, 19 percent above the national average. Biomedical Equipment Technicians can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Chicago (+16 percent), New York (+13 percent), San Diego (+12 percent), and Dallas (+6 percent). Columbus is the lowest-paying area, 15 percent south of the national average. St. Louis and Austin are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 12 percent lower and 11 percent lower, respectively.
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