Biomedical Equipment Technician (BMET) Salary

Biomedical Equipment Technicians in the United States can expect wages of $20.85 per hour on average. Earnings sit near $15.73 per hour on the lower side but can approach $29.19 on the higher side. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by career length, followed by geography and the particular employer. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Biomedical Equipment Technicians.

$34,050 - $68,168

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$15.73 - $29.19

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$34,050 - $68,168  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,991  
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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$33,675 - $64,693  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 490
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$15.73 - $29.19  
   
Overtime
$21.79 - $44.38  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,991  
   
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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$33,675 - $64,693  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 909
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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 go on to become Biomedical Engineering Managers may see their salaries climb quite a bit. Median pay for Biomedical Engineering Managers is $82K annually. Biomedical Equipment Technicians most often advance into Biomedical Engineering Technician and Biomedical Technician positions even though the median salaries are $2K lower and $3K 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 among the top companies that take on many Biomedical Equipment Technicians. Biomedical Equipment Technicians seeking a sizable paycheck can earn the most at U.S. Air Force (USAF), where the median salary comes to $46K, though the large pay difference between employees at the top ($26K) and those starting out ($84K) creates a rather diverse pay scale. Also paying near the top of the field are General Electric (GE) Healthcare at $46K, General Electric Co (GE) at $44K, and DaVita Inc., where Biomedical Equipment Technicians annually earn $42K.

Biomedical Equipment Technicians will find the worst pay at Fresenius Medical Care Holdings, Inc., where the median salary crawls in at $37K. Furthermore, compensation is curbed at $44K, leaving little room for growth. 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 3 percent and 17 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Equipment Maintenance. People who know Maintenance usually also know Troubleshooting and System Repair. Those educated in Electronic Troubleshooting tend to be well versed in 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.


Biomedical Equipment Technicians do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $41K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $48K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $54K. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $60K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups.

Pay Difference by Location


Chicago is home to an above-average pay rate for Biomedical Equipment Technicians, 23 percent higher than the national average. Biomedical Equipment Technicians can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Diego (+20 percent), Los Angeles (+17 percent), New York (+14 percent), and Houston (+10 percent). St. Louis ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 10 percent below the national average. Employers in Kansas City and Austin also lean toward paying below-median salaries (9 percent less).

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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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National Average
$46,000

Dialysis
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Equipment Maintenance
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 209 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
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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