Pay for Medical Equipment Technicians in the United States sits in the ballpark of $14.63 per hour. Most Medical Equipment Technicians like their work and job satisfaction is high. While nearly one in three report receiving no health benefits, the larger part do receive medical coverage, and a little over a half have dental, as well. Male Medical Equipment Technicians far outnumber their female contemporaries among those who completed the questionnaire.

$29,492 - $63,616
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$64K
MEDIAN: $49,910
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$29,492 - $63,616  
   
Bonus
$2,000  
Total Pay (?
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$22,618 - $53,933  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 20
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$10.39 - $20.80  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.13  
Overtime
$16.99 - $29.28  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
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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$22,618 - $53,933  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 97

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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

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


Medical Equipment Technicians with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $31K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $37K. 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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Key Stats for Medical Equipment Technician

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 11 votes.
051
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
3%
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Experience Affects Medical Equipment Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 47%

Experienced
up arrow 18%

Mid-Career
up arrow 13%

National Average
$33,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

Skills That Affect Medical Equipment Technician Salaries

Maintenance
up arrow 38%

Troubleshooting
up arrow 37%

Systems Troubleshooting
up arrow 20%

Customer Service
up arrow 6%

Electronic Troubleshooting
up arrow 5%


National Average
$33,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 63%
dental benefits
Dental: 53%
vision benefits
Vision: 38%
dental benefits
None: 32%
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