Biomedical Equipment Technician (BMET) Salary

Earnings for Biomedical Equipment Technicians in the United States come in at around $20.99 per hour on average. The income range spans the entire spectrum between $16.00 per hour and $29.35. This group's pay is mainly influenced by experience level, followed by the particular city and the particular employer. For the most part, Biomedical Equipment Technicians enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The vast majority of Biomedical Equipment Technicians (89 percent) who took the survey are men. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$33,976 - $69,030
(Median)
$34K
$50K
$69K
MEDIAN: $49,732
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$16.00 - $29.35
(Median)
$16
$21
$29
MEDIAN: $20
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$33,976 - $69,030  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,019  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $2,424  
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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$33,951 - $65,279  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 544
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$16.00 - $29.35  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.02  
Overtime
$22.36 - $45.07  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,019  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $2,424  
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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$33,951 - $65,279  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,048
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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 who advance into the role of a Biomedical Engineering Manager are fairly uncommon. Biomedical Engineering Managers on average earn $81K per year. Biomedical Equipment Technicians most frequently become Biomedical Engineering Technicians and Biomedical Technicians even though median compensation is $2K lower and $4K lower, respectively.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Biomedical Equipment Technician (BMET)


General Electric (GE) Healthcare, DaVita Inc., Aramark Corporation, Fresenius Medical Care Holdings, Inc., and Aramark are top-notch employers for Biomedical Equipment Technicians in this area. Employees of U.S. Air Force (USAF) can expect to make the most, with the company offering a median salary of $48K; however, pay is widely dispersed from bottom to top, ranging from $28K to $83K. Also paying near the top of the field are General Electric (GE) Healthcare at $46K, General Electric Co (GE) at $45K, and Aramark Corporation, where Biomedical Equipment Technicians annually earn $43K.

Employees of Fresenius Medical Care Holdings, Inc. can expect to make the least, with the company offering a median salary of $37K; however, pay is widely dispersed from top to bottom, ranging from $30K to $54K. Other low-paying employers include DaVita Inc. at $41K and Aramark at $41K, though some Biomedical Equipment Technicians there earn up to $64K.

Popular Skills for Biomedical Equipment Technician (BMET)


Survey results suggest that Biomedical Equipment Technicians use a fairly large toolkit of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Radiology, Anesthesia, Telemetry, and System Repair are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 14 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Equipment Maintenance. The majority of those who know 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.


For Biomedical Equipment Technicians, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $42K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $49K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $54K in this role. In the end, the overall pattern seems to be that more experience generally corresponds to higher pay; a Biomedical Equipment Technician with more than 20 years of experience can earn $60K on average.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $46,691

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Chicago offers some of the highest pay in the country for Biomedical Equipment Technicians, 22 percent above the national average. Biomedical Equipment Technicians will also find cushy salaries in San Diego (+17 percent), New York (+16 percent), Los Angeles (+15 percent), and Boston (+14 percent). Columbus is the lowest-paying area, 12 percent south of the national average. Employers pay around 10 percent less in Kansas City and 7 percent less in Atlanta, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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Experience Affects Biomedical Equipment Technician (BMET) Salaries




National Average
$47,000


Skills That Affect Biomedical Equipment Technician (BMET) Salaries

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System Repair
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Electronic Troubleshooting
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Troubleshooting
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National Average
$47,000

Maintenance
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Equipment Maintenance
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 219 votes.

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
medical benefits
Vision: 66%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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