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Biomedical Equipment Technician (BMET) Salary

An average Biomedical Equipment Technician in the United States can expect to take home roughly $20.73 per hour. Earnings generally vary between $15.71 per hour and $29.00. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is experience level, though the particular city and the individual firm have a (lesser) impact as well. Job satisfaction for Biomedical Equipment Technicians is high. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority.

$33,174 - $68,348
(Median)
$33K
$48K
$68K
MEDIAN: $48,450
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$15.71 - $29.00
(Median)
$16
$21
$29
MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$33,174 - $68,348  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,011  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $1,939  
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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$33,550 - $64,266  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 478
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$15.71 - $29.00  
   
Overtime
$21.63 - $44.34  
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 - $2,011  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $1,939  
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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$33,550 - $64,266  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 901

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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. Many Biomedical Equipment Technicians choose to become Biomedical Engineering Technicians and Biomedical Technicians as their careers advance. However, folks in those positions report median salaries of $1K less and $3K less, respectively.

Biomedical Equipment Technician (BMET) Job Listings

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Popular Employer Salaries for Biomedical Equipment Technician (BMET)


Many Biomedical Equipment Technicians can be found at General Electric (GE) Healthcare, DaVita Inc., Aramark Corporation, Fresenius Medical Care Holdings, Inc., and Aramark, firms that are at the top of the field. Salary cannot be beat at General Electric (GE) Healthcare, where median pay comes to $46K. The range seems somewhat confined, however; the lower end sits at $36K, and the higher end is not far away at $62K. Biomedical Equipment Technicians will also find cushy salaries at U.S. Air Force (USAF) (+$46K), General Electric Co (GE) (+$44K), and Aramark Corporation (+$43K).

With a median salary of $36K, Fresenius Medical Care Holdings, Inc. provides Biomedical Equipment Technicians with the lowest pay in their field; moreover, earnings are capped at only $44K, limiting employee salary growth. A few other companies with smaller-than-average paychecks include Aramark ($41K), DaVita Inc. ($41K), and Aramark Corporation ($43K).

Popular Skills for Biomedical Equipment Technician (BMET)


Survey results imply that Biomedical Equipment Technicians put a diverse skill set to use. Most notably, facility with Radiology, Anesthesia, and Telemetry are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 23 percent, 13 percent, and 4 percent, respectively. 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, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $41K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $47K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Biomedical Equipment Technicians who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $54K. 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


Top-shelf salaries can be found in the three largest American cities: Los Angeles, Chicago, and New York all offer compensation that exceeds the national average in this field. Trailing the national average by 10 percent, St. Louis is the market with the smallest paychecks. Workers in Austin and Columbus earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (10 percent less and 9 percent less, respectively).

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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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Maintenance
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$46,000

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 215 votes.

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 65% employee benefits None: 11%