Biomedical Equipment Technician (BMET) Salary

Median pay for Biomedical Equipment Technicians in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $20.99 per hour. The bottom of the pay range sits near $16.00 per hour, and the top verges on $29.35. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the particular city and the particular employer. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. The vast majority of Biomedical Equipment Technicians (89 percent) survey respondents are men. Work is enjoyable for Biomedical Equipment Technicians, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction.

$33,976 - $69,030
(Median)
$34K
$50K
$69K
MEDIAN: $49,732
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$16.00 - $29.35
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$16
$21
$29
MEDIAN: $20
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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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Though it's uncommon, some Biomedical Equipment Technicians move into roles as Biomedical Engineering Managers, where pay is an average $81K per year. Many Biomedical Equipment Technicians go on to become Biomedical Engineering Technicians or Biomedical Technicians despite the fact that median compensation in those roles is reportedly $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 leaders in the field that employ a large number of Biomedical Equipment Technicians. Biomedical Equipment Technicians flock to U.S. Air Force (USAF) for generous paychecks, where average earnings of $48K lead the pack in compensation; however, U.S. Air Force (USAF) also provides employees with a wide spectrum of compensation ranging from $28K at one end to $83K at the other end. Other leaders in compensation levels are General Electric (GE) Healthcare at $46K, General Electric Co (GE) at $45K, and Aramark Corporation, where Biomedical Equipment Technicians annually earn $43K.

Although Fresenius Medical Care Holdings, Inc. hands out the lowest average salary in town at $37K, employee compensation still varies greatly; workers can make as little as $30K or as much as $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 imply that Biomedical Equipment Technicians put a diverse skill set to use. 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 seem to negatively impact pay 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, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $42K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $49K. Biomedical Equipment Technicians who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $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

National Average: $46,691

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For Biomedical Equipment Technicians, busy Chicago offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 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). The lowest-paying market is Columbus, which sits 12 percent below the national average. Workers in Kansas City and Atlanta earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (10 percent less and 7 percent less, respectively).

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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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