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Medical Equipment Technician Salary

Medical Equipment Technicians in the United States can expect wages of $15.60 per hour on average. The majority of Medical Equipment Technicians claim high levels of job satisfaction. Some workers in this field — somewhere between a fifth and a fourth — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a strong majority and dental plans are enjoyed by the greater part. Men make up the vast majority of Medical Equipment Technicians (86 percent) who took the survey.

$24,369 - $59,598
(Median)
$24K
$38K
$60K
MEDIAN: $38,313
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90%

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$10.71 - $23.93
(Median)
$11
$16
$24
MEDIAN: $15.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$24,369 - $59,598  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,038  
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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$23,076 - $53,451  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 40
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$10.71 - $23.93  
   
Overtime
$15.10 - $33.59  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,038  
   
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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$23,076 - $53,451  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 130

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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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Medical Equipment Technicians generally report applying a varied skill set to their work. Most notably, facility with Maintenance, Troubleshooting, and Equipment Maintenance are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 23 percent, 22 percent, and 8 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Customer Service.

Pay by Experience Level for Medical Equipment Technician

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


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Average salaries for inexperienced employees average out to around $35K, but folks who have five to 10 years of experience earn a higher median of $38K. Medical Equipment Technicians bring in $39K after working for 10 to 20 years. In the end, the overall pattern seems to be that more experience generally corresponds to higher pay; a Medical Equipment Technician with more than 20 years of experience can earn $49K on average.

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Experience Affects Medical Equipment Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 33%

Experienced
up arrow 6%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

National Average
$37,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 6%

Skills That Affect Medical Equipment Technician Salaries

Maintenance
up arrow 23%

Troubleshooting
up arrow 22%

Equipment Maintenance
up arrow 8%

Systems Troubleshooting
up arrow 7%

Electronic Troubleshooting
up arrow 3%

National Average
$37,000

Customer Service
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 24 votes.

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 74% dental benefits Dental: 62%
vision benefits Vision: 43% employee benefits None: 23%