Medical Equipment Technician Salary

Average Medical Equipment Technicians in the United States make around $15.31 per hour. Work is enjoyable for Medical Equipment Technicians, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Among survey respondents, men are more common than women; 85 percent of Medical Equipment Technicians are male. Some workers in this field — one-fourth — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a strong majority and dental plans are enjoyed by the greater part. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$24,432 - $60,608
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$24K
$38K
$61K
MEDIAN: $38,428
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$10.50 - $23.47
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$15
$23
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$24,432 - $60,608  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,500  
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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$22,776 - $52,978  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 41
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$10.50 - $23.47  
   
Overtime
$15.36 - $33.90  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,500  
   
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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$22,776 - $52,978  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 136
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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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Survey results imply that Medical Equipment Technicians put a diverse skill set to use. Most notably, facility with Maintenance, Troubleshooting, and Systems Troubleshooting are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 26 percent, 25 percent, and 9 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 do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $33K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $38K on average. After working for 10 to 20 years, Medical Equipment Technicians make a median salary of $38K. 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 $48K on average.

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Experience Affects Medical Equipment Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 34%

Experienced
up arrow 6%

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

National Average
$36,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Skills That Affect Medical Equipment Technician Salaries

Maintenance
up arrow 26%

Troubleshooting
up arrow 25%

Systems Troubleshooting
up arrow 9%

Equipment Maintenance
up arrow 7%

Electronic Troubleshooting
up arrow 6%

National Average
$36,000

Customer Service
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
15 %
Male
85 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 73% dental benefits Dental: 60%
vision benefits Vision: 43% employee benefits None: 26%
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