Biomedical Equipment Technician (BMET) Salary

Median pay for Biomedical Equipment Technicians in the United States is around $21.71 per hour. Cash earnings for Biomedical Equipment Technicians — which occasionally include more than $2K from bonuses and more than $2K from profit sharing — stretch from around $35K to approximately $68K. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by the company, followed by geography and years of experience. Most Biomedical Equipment Technicians report high levels of job satisfaction. Men account for the majority of Biomedical Equipment Technicians who responded to the questionnaire — 88 percent to be exact. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$36,219 - $72,213
$36K
$53K
$72K
MEDIAN: $53,433
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$16.30 - $30.78
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$0$72K
Salary $36,219 - $72,213
Bonus $0.00 - $2,916
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $1,927
Commission $2,400
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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$34,764 - $69,435
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 414
Hourly Data $0$49
Hourly Rate $16.30 - $30.78
Overtime $23.78 - $49.86
Annual Data $0$69K
Bonus $0.00 - $2,916
Commission $2,400
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $1,927
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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$34,764 - $69,435
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 878

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Job Description for Biomedical Equipment Technician (BMET)

Biomedical equipment technicians (BMETs) are responsible for all aspects of the installation and maintenance of biomedical equipment. They must test equipment after installation to ensure proper functioning; this includes reviewing manuals and servicing information, and then applying appropriate testing methods and devices (such as oscilloscopes or device-specific analyzers) to certify equipment works and is properly calibrated. Biomedical equipment technicians serve as the primary contact point with medical staff, and they may be required to provide training in proper equipment usage. In the event of a device failure, BMETs provide maintenance and repair services. They may also provide advice and insight on equipment purchases to hospital staff due to their familiarity with the products.

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Biomedical Equipment Technician (BMET) Tasks

  • Inspect, maintain, repair, and request parts for biomedical equipment.
  • Operate and keep records on equipment such as multimeters, oscilloscopes, defibrillator analyzers, etc.
  • Train and assist staff in using and interpreting biomedical equipment.

Common Career Paths for Biomedical Equipment Technician (BMET)


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For Biomedical Equipment Technicians, progressing to a Biomedical Engineering Manager role may result in a significant raise. On average, a Biomedical Engineering Manager can earn $83K annually. Biomedical Equipment Technicians most often move into positions as Biomedical Engineering Technicians or Biomedical Technicians. Biomedical Engineering Technicians actually earn $4K less on average, however, and Biomedical Technicians earn $6K less per year than Biomedical Equipment Technicians do.

Biomedical Equipment Technician (BMET) Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Biomedical Equipment Technician (BMET)


DaVita Inc., General Electric Co (GE), Fresenius Medical Care Holdings, Inc., General Electric (GE) Healthcare, and Aramark are all popular places to work. Sodexo, Inc. leads the field in terms of pay, with a median salary of $55K. Biomedical Equipment Technicians can also look forward to large paychecks at General Electric (GE) Healthcare ($52K), Universal Hospital Services ($50K), and Indiana University (IU) Health ($48K).

Others at the bottom of the scale for this job include American Red Cross Blood Services at $34K, and DaVita Inc. where $42K is the norm, but it is worth noting that some Biomedical Equipment Technicians there earn up to $64K.

Popular Skills for Biomedical Equipment Technician (BMET)


Biomedical Equipment Technicians report using a diverse set of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Anesthesia, Radiology, Telemetry, and System Repair are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 7 percent and 12 percent. Those listing Ultrasound as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Equipment Maintenance and Dialysis also typically command lower compensation. It is often found that people who know Electronic Troubleshooting are also skilled in System Repair and Troubleshooting.

Pay by Experience Level for Biomedical Equipment Technician (BMET)

Pay by Experience for a Biomedical Equipment Technician (BMET) has a positive trend. An entry-level Biomedical Equipment Technician (BMET) with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $43,000 based on 636 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Biomedical Equipment Technician (BMET) with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 371 salaries. An experienced Biomedical Equipment Technician (BMET) which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $56,000 based on 293 salaries. A Biomedical Equipment Technician (BMET) with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $59,000 based on 141 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $49,581

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Boston is home to an above-average pay rate for Biomedical Equipment Technicians, 18 percent higher than the national average. Biomedical Equipment Technicians can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Los Angeles (+13 percent), New York (+12 percent), Chicago (+12 percent), and Seattle (+6 percent). Cleveland ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 16 percent below the national average. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Columbus (16 percent less) and St. Louis (11 percent less).

Biomedical Equipment Technician (BMET) Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Biomedical Equipment Technician (BMET)?

Biomedical Equipment Technician (BMET) in Allendale:
"Too much stress."
Pros: My co-workers work together well.
Cons: There are too many people in the front office who do not understand what a good service department needs to operate.

Biomedical Equipment Technician (BMET) in Madison:
"Never a dull moment."
Pros: Th best part is being able to help with patient care.
Cons: Work can be very stressful when there is a patient waiting.

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Key Stats for Biomedical Equipment Technician (BMET)

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 198 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
12%
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Experience Affects Biomedical Equipment Technician (BMET) Salaries

▲19%

▲14%

▲4%

National Average
$50,000

▼14%

Skills That Affect Biomedical Equipment Technician (BMET) Salaries

▲11%

▲11%

▲6%


National Average
$50,000

Electronic Troubleshooting
▼1%

Troubleshooting
▼2%

▼4%

▼6%

Equipment Maintenance
▼8%

Ultrasound
▼22%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 198 votes.

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
vision benefits
Vision: 68%
no benefits
None: 12%
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