Medical Equipment Technician Salary

An average Medical Equipment Technician in the United States can expect to take home roughly $15.37 per hour. Medical Equipment Technicians who took the survey are largely men, dominating at 86 percent. Work is enjoyable for Medical Equipment Technicians, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, just under one in three are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a fair number and dental insurance is reported by the greater part. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$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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Pay by Experience Level for Medical Equipment Technician

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


Medical Equipment Technicians who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $32K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $38K. Medical Equipment Technicians see a median salary of $39K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $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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