Medical Equipment Technician Salary

For Medical Equipment Technicians, hourly average wages total $14.98 per hour. While close to a third report receiving no health benefits, a majority do receive medical coverage, and more than half have dental, as well. The majority of Medical Equipment Technicians claim high levels of job satisfaction. Male Medical Equipment Technicians far outnumber their female contemporaries among those who completed the questionnaire. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$29,458 - $66,657
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$10.91 - $19.70
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$0$66K
Salary $29,458 - $66,657
Bonus $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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$24,201 - $54,929
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 17
Hourly Data $0$29
Hourly Rate $10.91 - $19.70
Hourly Tips $0.13
Overtime $17.28 - $29.20
Annual Data $0$54K
Bonus $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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$24,201 - $54,929
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 89

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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

  • 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.
  • 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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Medical Equipment Technician

Pay by Experience for a Medical Equipment Technician has a positive trend. An entry-level Medical Equipment Technician with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 75 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Medical Equipment Technician with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $38,000 based on 36 salaries. An experienced Medical Equipment Technician which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $39,000 based on 19 salaries. A Medical Equipment Technician with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $49,000 based on 13 salaries.

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Q: What is it like working as a Medical Equipment Technician?

Medical Equipment Technician in Wilmington:
"Rewarding, stressful, competetive."
Pros: Giving back to my fellow veterans, helping others.
Cons: Low pay for the area I work in. Locality pay for the area of Wilmington north Carolina is much more less then when I lived and worked in Connecticut!

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Key Stats for Medical Equipment Technician

Gender

Female
13 %
Male
87 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 14 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
3%
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Experience Affects Medical Equipment Technician Salaries

Late-Career
▲45%

Experienced
▲16%

Mid-Career
▲12%

National Average
$34,000

Entry-Level
▼8%

Skills That Affect Medical Equipment Technician Salaries

Maintenance
▲35%

Troubleshooting
▲34%

Systems Troubleshooting
▲18%

Electronic Troubleshooting
▲4%

Customer Service
▲4%


National Average
$34,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 14 votes.

Gender

Female
13 %
Male
87 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 64%
dental benefits
Dental: 56%
vision benefits
Vision: 41%
no benefits
None: 32%
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