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Biomedical Equipment Technician (BMET) Salary

Male Biomedical Equipment Technicians number significantly more than their female counterparts, and average earnings in this role come out to $20.71 per hour in the United States. Lower pay rates hover around $15.42 per hour, and the higher rates verge on $28.91. Career duration is the main element affecting pay for this group — the particular city and the particular employer are driving factors as well. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. The majority of Biomedical Equipment Technicians claim high levels of job satisfaction.
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National Salary Data

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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$33,723 - $67,442  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,208  
Profit Sharing
$0.21 - $1,788  
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$33,241 - $63,772  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 460
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$15.42 - $28.91  
   
Overtime
$21.34 - $44.55  
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$0.00 - $2,208  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.21 - $1,788  
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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$33,241 - $63,772  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 877
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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 may go on to top-notch roles like Biomedical Engineering Manager, where median pay is $82K annually. As Biomedical Equipment Technicians progress in their field, many go on to become Biomedical Engineering Technicians. In fact, this transition is more common than anything else, and typical pay for the role is $44K. Another common career choice for Biomedical Equipment Technicians is to move into a Diagnostic Imaging Service Engineer role — this promotion usually pays $66K.

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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. Heading up the field in terms of compensation, General Electric Co (GE) offers the most; Biomedical Equipment Technicians earn $46K on average there. Soaring salaries can also be found at U.S. Air Force (USAF), General Electric (GE) Healthcare, and Aramark Corporation, where earnings of $46K, $45K, or $43K are standard for Biomedical Equipment Technicians.

Biomedical Equipment Technicians will find the worst pay at Fresenius Medical Care Holdings, Inc., where the median salary crawls in at $35K. Furthermore, compensation is curbed at $45K, leaving little room for growth. Other low-paying employers include DaVita Inc. at $42K and Aramark at $42K, though some Biomedical Equipment Technicians there earn up to $61K.

Popular Skills for Biomedical Equipment Technician (BMET)


Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. Most notably, facility with Radiology, Anesthesia, and Telemetry are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 22 percent, 13 percent, and 4 percent, respectively. Most people experienced in Maintenance also know Troubleshooting and System Repair. Most people familiar with 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.


Biomedical Equipment Technicians with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $41K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $47K. Biomedical Equipment Technicians claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $54K. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $59K.

Pay Difference by Location


Biomedical Equipment Technicians in search of higher pay head to America's three biggest cities. Perhaps not surprisingly, Los Angeles, Chicago, and New York all offer salaries above the national rate. The smallest paychecks in the market, 10 percent south of the national average, can be found in Columbus. Kansas City and St. Louis are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 8 percent lower and 7 percent lower, 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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Electronic Troubleshooting
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Maintenance
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System Repair
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Troubleshooting
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Dialysis
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National Average
$46,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 213 votes.

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

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: 64% employee benefits None: 10%