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Medical Equipment Technician Salary (United States)

Medical Equipment Technicians in the United States take home approximately $15.41 per hour on average. Men make up the vast majority of Medical Equipment Technicians (87 percent) who took the survey. Health benefits are not claimed by all — one in four lack any form of coverage — but a strong majority have medical insurance, and the larger part have dental, too. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
Medical Equipment Technician Salary (?
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$24,432 - $59,180
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MEDIAN: $38,482
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Medical Equipment Technician Salary (?
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$10.62 - $23.87
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$24,432 - $59,180  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,035  
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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$22,926 - $54,131  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 41
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$10.62 - $23.87  
   
Overtime
$15.03 - $33.36  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,035  
   
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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$22,926 - $54,131  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 131
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Job Description for Medical Equipment Technician

  • 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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Typical Medical Equipment Technicians report a focused set of job skills. Most notably, facility with Maintenance, Troubleshooting, and Equipment Maintenance are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 25 percent, 18 percent, and 10 percent, respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Customer Service.

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 do not necessarily enjoy more money. Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $34K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $38K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $39K in this role. After two decades in the workforce, the average Medical Equipment Technician generally earns more than ever; median pay for this group is estimated at $49K.

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Experience Affects Medical Equipment Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 35%
Experienced
up arrow 7%
Mid-Career
up arrow 5%
National Average
$36,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 6%

Skills That Affect Medical Equipment Technician Salaries

Maintenance
up arrow 25%
Troubleshooting
up arrow 18%
Equipment Maintenance
up arrow 10%
Electronic Troubleshooting
up arrow 3%
National Average
$36,000
Customer Service
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

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Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5 based on 25 votes.

Gender

Female
13%
female alumni
 
Male
87%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 73% dental benefits Dental: 61%
vision benefits Vision: 41% employee benefits None: 24%