Medical Equipment Technician Salary

For Medical Equipment Technicians, hourly average wages total $15.36 per hour. The majority of Medical Equipment Technicians claim high levels of job satisfaction. Health benefits are not claimed by all — approximately one-fourth lack any form of coverage — but a fair number have medical insurance, and more than half have dental, too. The vast majority of Medical Equipment Technicians (86 percent) survey respondents are men. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$24,369 - $59,598
(Median)
$24K
$38K
$60K
MEDIAN: $38,247
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$10.72 - $23.54
(Median)
$11
$15
$24
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$24,369 - $59,598  
   
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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$23,167 - $52,560  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 40
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$10.72 - $23.54  
   
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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$23,167 - $52,560  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 134
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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 suggest that Medical Equipment Technicians put a wide range of professional skills 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.


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $33K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $37K. For Medical Equipment Technicians, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $38K. In the end, more experience does seem to mean larger paychecks; seasoned Medical Equipment Technicians with more than 20 years of experience earn a predictably higher median salary of $48K.

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Experience Affects Medical Equipment Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 34%

Experienced
up arrow 6%

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

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 5%

National Average
$36,000

Customer Service
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

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: 74% dental benefits Dental: 60%
vision benefits Vision: 43% employee benefits None: 25%
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