Medical Equipment Technician Salary

Earnings for Medical Equipment Technicians in the United States come in at around $15.37 per hour on average. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and slightly less than a third lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a strong majority and dental coverage is claimed by the greater part. Men make up the vast majority of Medical Equipment Technicians (86 percent) who took the survey. Most Medical Equipment Technicians like their work and job satisfaction is high. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$24,369 - $63,239
(Median)
$24K
$39K
$63K
MEDIAN: $38,593
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$10.78 - $23.03
(Median)
$11
$15
$23
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$24,369 - $63,239  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,010  
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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$22,850 - $53,845  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 40
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.78 - $23.03  
   
Overtime
$15.63 - $32.92  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,010  
   
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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$22,850 - $53,845  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 149
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Job Description for Medical Equipment Technician

Medical equipment technicians are responsible for repairing and maintaining medical equipment, ranging from diagnostic imaging equipment to patients' beds and electric wheelchairs.

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Medical Equipment Technician Tasks

  • Study technical manuals and attend training sessions provided by equipment manufacturers to maintain current knowledge.
  • Perform preventive maintenance or service such as cleaning, lubricating and adjusting equipment.
  • Keep records of maintenance, repair, and required updates of equipment.
  • Inspect, test, and repair medical and related equipment following manufacturers' specifications, using test and analysis instruments.

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Medical Equipment Technicians generally report applying a varied skill set to their work. Most notably, facility with Maintenance, Troubleshooting, and Systems Troubleshooting are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 28 percent, 27 percent, and 11 percent, respectively.

Pay by Experience Level for Medical Equipment Technician

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


Medical Equipment Technicians with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $32K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $38K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $39K in this role. Medical Equipment Technicians who have acquired more than 20 years of relevant experience earn significantly more than folks with fewer years on their resumes; the average income in this veteran group is $48K.

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Experience Affects Medical Equipment Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 36%

Experienced
up arrow 10%

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%

National Average
$36,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Skills That Affect Medical Equipment Technician Salaries

Maintenance
up arrow 28%

Troubleshooting
up arrow 27%

Systems Troubleshooting
up arrow 11%

National Average
$36,000

Customer Service
up arrow 1%

Equipment Maintenance
up arrow 2%

Electronic Troubleshooting
up arrow 2%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 23 votes.

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 70%
dental benefits
Dental: 58%
medical benefits
Vision: 42%
dental benefits
None: 28%
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