Medical Equipment Technician Salary

Median pay for Medical Equipment Technicians in the United States is around $15.26 per hour. Health benefits are not claimed by all — roughly one in four lack any form of coverage — but a strong majority have medical insurance, and the larger part have dental, too. The majority of Medical Equipment Technicians claim high levels of job satisfaction. There are far more male Medical Equipment Technicians survey respondents than women, making up 86 percent. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$24,497 - $60,402

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$10.50 - $23.47

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$24,497 - $60,402  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,500  
Total Pay (?
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$22,708 - $52,661  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 42
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.50 - $23.47  
   
Overtime
$15.24 - $32.78  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
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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$22,708 - $52,661  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 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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Medical Equipment Technicians report using a diverse set of skills on the job. 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. Skills that pay less than market rate include Equipment Maintenance.

Pay by Experience Level for Medical Equipment Technician

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


For many Medical Equipment Technicians, more experience generally translates to higher pay. Relatively untried employees who have fewer than five years of experience earn around $32K on average. People who have worked for five to 10 years can expect a higher median salary of $38K. For Medical Equipment Technicians, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $38K. 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 $49K.

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Experience Affects Medical Equipment Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 38%

Experienced
up arrow 7%

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

National Average
$36,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

Skills That Affect Medical Equipment Technician Salaries

Maintenance
up arrow 28%

Troubleshooting
up arrow 27%

Systems Troubleshooting
up arrow 11%

Electronic Troubleshooting
up arrow 7%

National Average
$36,000

Customer Service
up arrow 1%

Equipment Maintenance
up arrow 5%

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
6%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 72% dental benefits Dental: 58%
vision benefits Vision: 42% employee benefits None: 26%
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