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Medical Equipment Technician Salary

An average Medical Equipment Technician in the United States can expect to take home roughly $15.57 per hour. Among survey respondents, men are more common than women; 86 percent of Medical Equipment Technicians are male. Most Medical Equipment Technicians report high levels of job satisfaction. While some workers in this profession — one in four — do not have any health coverage, a fair number do receive medical benefits and the larger part have dental insurance. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$24,369 - $59,598
(Median)
$24K
$38K
$60K
MEDIAN: $38,313
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$10.57 - $24.00
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$11
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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 - $1,038  
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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$22,870 - $53,377  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 40
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$10.57 - $24.00  
   
Overtime
$15.03 - $33.78  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,038  
   
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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$22,870 - $53,377  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 131

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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 use a fairly large toolkit of professional skills. Most notably, facility with Maintenance, Troubleshooting, and Equipment Maintenance are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 24 percent, 23 percent, and 8 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Customer Service.

Pay by Experience Level for Medical Equipment Technician

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


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. The average inexperienced worker earns $34K, and someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a bigger median salary of $39K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $40K in this role. As Medical Equipment Technicians reach more than two decades on the job, compensation remains commensurate with experience; the average pay in this group is $49K.

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Experience Affects Medical Equipment Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 33%

Experienced
up arrow 7%

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

National Average
$37,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

Skills That Affect Medical Equipment Technician Salaries

Maintenance
up arrow 24%

Troubleshooting
up arrow 23%

Equipment Maintenance
up arrow 8%

Systems Troubleshooting
up arrow 7%

Electronic Troubleshooting
up arrow 3%

National Average
$37,000

Customer Service
up arrow 5%

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
6%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 74% dental benefits Dental: 61%
vision benefits Vision: 43% employee benefits None: 24%
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