Biomedical Equipment Technician (BMET) Salary

An average Biomedical Equipment Technician in the United States can expect to take home roughly $20.79 per hour. Pay ranges from $15.69 per hour on the low end to $29.01 on the high end. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the particular city and the specific company. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half.

$33,959 - $68,055
(Median)
$34K
$49K
$68K
MEDIAN: $48,998
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$15.69 - $29.01
(Median)
$16
$21
$29
MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$33,959 - $68,055  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,998  
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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$33,577 - $64,513  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 485
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$15.69 - $29.01  
   
Overtime
$21.78 - $44.39  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,998  
   
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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$33,577 - $64,513  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 902
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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 advance into the role of a Biomedical Engineering Manager are fairly uncommon. Biomedical Engineering Managers on average earn $82K per year. A lot of Biomedical Equipment Technicians advance their careers by becoming Biomedical Engineering Technicians and Biomedical Technicians. However, those positions offer $2K less and $3K less per year on average.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Biomedical Equipment Technician (BMET)


Biomedical Equipment Technicians flock to General Electric (GE) Healthcare, DaVita Inc., Aramark Corporation, Fresenius Medical Care Holdings, Inc., and Aramark, highly regarded companies that employ a generous number of people in this profession. Biomedical Equipment Technicians flock to U.S. Air Force (USAF) for generous paychecks, where average earnings of $46K lead the pack in compensation; however, U.S. Air Force (USAF) also provides employees with a wide spectrum of compensation ranging from $26K at one end to $84K at the other end. General Electric (GE) Healthcare, General Electric Co (GE), and DaVita Inc. also offer top salaries for Biomedical Equipment Technicians. Workers at these firms can expect to earn about $46K, $44K, and $43K, respectively.

Fresenius Medical Care Holdings, Inc. doles out the lowest salaries in town — median pay is $37K — not to mention workers can only make as much as $44K and scope of pay is rather limited. Other low-paying employers include Aramark at $41K and Aramark Corporation at $42K, though some Biomedical Equipment Technicians there earn up to $63K.

Popular Skills for Biomedical Equipment Technician (BMET)


Biomedical Equipment Technicians report using a diverse set of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Radiology, Anesthesia, Telemetry, and System Repair are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 18 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Equipment Maintenance. For most people, competency in Electronic Troubleshooting indicates knowledge of System Repair and Troubleshooting. The majority of those who know Maintenance also know Troubleshooting and System Repair.

Pay by Experience Level for Biomedical Equipment Technician (BMET)

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For many Biomedical Equipment Technicians, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. 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 $48K on average — a distinctly larger sum. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $54K. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $60K.

Pay Difference by Location


For Biomedical Equipment Technicians, Chicago provides a pay rate that is 22 percent greater than the national average. Biomedical Equipment Technicians will also find cushy salaries in San Diego (+21 percent), Los Angeles (+19 percent), New York (+16 percent), and Houston (+10 percent). Columbus is the lowest-paying area, 9 percent south of the national average. Below-median salaries also turn up in St. Louis and Kansas City (9 percent lower).

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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

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Equipment Maintenance
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 211 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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