The average Medical Equipment Technician in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $14.87 per hour. Male Medical Equipment Technicians far outnumber their female contemporaries among those who completed the questionnaire. Although just under one in three lack health benefits of any kind, a majority do enjoy medical insurance, and close to one-half get dental coverage, too. For the most part, Medical Equipment Technicians enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$29,603 - $63,023
(Median)
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$45K
$63K
MEDIAN: $45,333
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$10.38 - $22.00
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MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$29,603 - $63,023  
   
Bonus
$2,000  
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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$22,828 - $54,277  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 22
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.38 - $22.00  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.13  
Overtime
$16.99 - $30.20  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$2,000  
   
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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$22,828 - $54,277  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 101
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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.


For many Medical Equipment Technicians, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $32K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $36K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Medical Equipment Technicians make a median salary of $39K. Survey participants who have worked for more than two decades report bringing in $49K on average.

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Experience Affects Medical Equipment Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 47%

Experienced
up arrow 18%

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

National Average
$33,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 5%

Skills That Affect Medical Equipment Technician Salaries

Maintenance
up arrow 37%

Troubleshooting
up arrow 36%

Systems Troubleshooting
up arrow 19%

Customer Service
up arrow 6%

Electronic Troubleshooting
up arrow 5%

Equipment Maintenance
up arrow 4%

National Average
$33,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 13 votes.

Gender

Female
15 %
Male
85 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 67%
dental benefits
Dental: 51%
medical benefits
Vision: 36%
dental benefits
None: 30%
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