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Biomedical Equipment Technician (BMET) Salary

Biomedical Equipment Technicians in the United States take home approximately $20.77 per hour on average. The pay spectrum stretches from $15.67 per hour to $29.01. While geography and the individual firm impact pay for this group, career length is the most influential factor. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Most Biomedical Equipment Technicians report high levels of job satisfaction.

$33,461 - $68,398
(Median)
$33K
$49K
$68K
MEDIAN: $48,638
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$15.67 - $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 - $68,398  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,007  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $2,250  
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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$33,487 - $64,281  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 476
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$15.67 - $29.01  
   
Overtime
$21.58 - $44.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,007  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $2,250  
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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$33,487 - $64,281  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 904

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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 do not often transition into Biomedical Engineering Manager roles. The role averages $82K per year. Biomedical Equipment Technicians most often move into Biomedical Engineering Technician or Biomedical Technician roles. However, the former pays $1K less on average, and the latter pays $3K less.

Biomedical Equipment Technician (BMET) Job Listings

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Popular Employer Salaries for Biomedical Equipment Technician (BMET)


Biomedical Equipment Technicians fill the offices of leading firms General Electric (GE) Healthcare, DaVita Inc., Aramark Corporation, Fresenius Medical Care Holdings, Inc., and Aramark. General Electric (GE) Healthcare pays the most with a median salary of $46K, though there is little variation overall ($36K to $62K). Those in search of high salaries should also consider U.S. Air Force (USAF), General Electric Co (GE), and Aramark Corporation, top-paying firms where Biomedical Equipment Technicians rake in a respectable $46K, $44K, or $43K, respectively.

Employees at Fresenius Medical Care Holdings, Inc. take home the smallest paychecks, and $36K is the median salary. Furthermore, range in pay is narrow, with salaries starting at $30K and quickly nearing the top 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 generally report applying a varied skill set to their work. Most notably, facility with Radiology, Anesthesia, and Telemetry are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 21 percent, 12 percent, and 4 percent, respectively. 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.


For Biomedical Equipment Technicians, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger 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 see a median salary of $54K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $60K on average.

Pay Difference by Location


With a pay rate for Biomedical Equipment Technicians that is 27 percent greater than the national average, Los Angeles offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Biomedical Equipment Technicians can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Chicago (+22 percent), Denver (+18 percent), New York (+14 percent), and Houston (+14 percent). Trailing the national average by 10 percent, Columbus is the market with the smallest paychecks. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Austin and San Antonio (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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Electronic Troubleshooting
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$46,000

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 214 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: 79%
vision benefits Vision: 65% employee benefits None: 10%
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