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Biomedical Equipment Technician (BMET) Salary

Biomedical Equipment Technicians in the United States take home approximately $20.78 per hour on average. The pay spectrum stretches from $15.66 per hour to $29.01. Career duration is the main element affecting pay for this group — the particular city and the particular employer are driving factors as well. Job satisfaction for Biomedical Equipment Technicians is high. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage.

$33,461 - $68,410
(Median)
$33K
$49K
$68K
MEDIAN: $48,768
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$15.66 - $29.01
(Median)
$16
$21
$29
MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$33,461 - $68,410  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,000  
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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$33,477 - $64,399  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 476
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$15.66 - $29.01  
   
Overtime
$21.58 - $44.49  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,000  
   
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).
)
$33,477 - $64,399  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 907
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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.

Biomedical Equipment Technician (BMET) Job Listings

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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 all popular places to work. Biomedical Equipment Technicians in search of the best pay head to General Electric (GE) Healthcare, where the median salary rolls in at $46K. Although pay is top-notch overall, it does seem to be curbed at $62K, which isn't dramatically higher than the lower-end figure of $36K. U.S. Air Force (USAF), General Electric Co (GE), and Aramark Corporation also offer top salaries for Biomedical Equipment Technicians. Workers at these firms can expect to earn about $46K, $44K, and $43K, respectively.

Fresenius Medical Care Holdings, Inc. offers the least pay with a median salary of $36K; furthermore, salaries there max out at only $46K. Also approaching the lower end are Aramark at $41K, DaVita Inc. at $42K, and Aramark Corporation at $43K.

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 3 percent and 20 percent. Most people skilled in Electronic Troubleshooting are similarly competent in System Repair and Troubleshooting. Those familiar with Maintenance tend to be well versed in Troubleshooting and System Repair.

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. The average beginner in this position makes around $41K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $47K. Biomedical Equipment Technicians bring in $54K after working for 10 to 20 years. 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


Biomedical Equipment Technicians will find that Los Angeles offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 26 percent. Biomedical Equipment Technicians will also find cushy salaries in Chicago (+22 percent), Houston (+16 percent), New York (+14 percent), and Boston (+9 percent). Columbus is the lowest-paying area, 10 percent south of the national average. Below-median salaries also turn up in Austin and San Antonio (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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Electronic Troubleshooting
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Troubleshooting
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Maintenance
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National Average
$46,000

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 213 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: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 65% employee benefits None: 11%
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