Biomedical Equipment Technician Salary

The average Biomedical Equipment Technicians Salary is calculated by the US Government Bureau of Labor Statistics from a variety of sources. Biomedical Equipment Technicians work in a number of settings including hospitals, clinics and the manufacturing companies.

Biomedical Equipment Technicians salaries vary depending on the location and the setting. The assumption was made that the Biomedical Equipment Technicians reflected here were working an average of 40 hours per week with a total of 2080 hours per year.

Hourly

The median Biomedical Technicians salary is $21.24 per hour. The lowest 10% earn $12.95 per hour and those in the upper 10% earn more than $34.93 per hour.

Annually

On an annual basis the median Biomedical Equipment Technician Salary is $44,180. The lowest 10% earn a salary of $26,930 per year while the upper 10% earn more than $72,660 per year. These salaries are calculated as an average.

Lowest and Highest  

The lowest paid Biomedical Equipment Technicians earn less than $13.00 per hour. Presumably this is offset by costs of living and other factors. The lower pay levels are associated with rural areas and schools. The highest pay levels are found in major population areas where the highest wage is over $34.00 per hour. Demand and low supply seem to be a significant factor in fueling higher salaries.

Top 5 States

The top paying states to earn a Biomedical Equipment Technicians Salary are Alaska $69,510, Utah $57.450, Oregon $57,160, Nebraska $56,640 and New Jersey $54,630.

Top 5 Metropolitan Areas

The best city or metropolitan areas to earn Biomedical Equipment Technicians Salary are Anchorage, AK $69,670, Spokane, WA $67,060, Newark-Union NJ $64,780, Salt Lake City, UT $64,600 and San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA $63,160.

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Other Industries that Employ Biomedical Equipment Technicians

Manufacturing companies, pharmaceutical industry, laboratories, and private treatment centers are other areas employing the Biomedical Equipment Technicians.

Employment Data

According to the US Department of Labor nationally there are over 180,280 Biomedical Equipment technicians who earn a salary through being employed. A number of these specialize in other areas but are categorized as Biomedical Equipment Technicians.

 

UK (1)

·         Salaries for Biomedical Equipment Technicians or Radiation protection advisers range from £24,000 to £50,000 per year depending on qualifications and experience.

·         Biomedical Equipment Technicians or Radiation protection advisers (RPAs) can expect to earn between £35,000 and £65,000 per year depending on qualifications and experience.

·         Office hours of 9am to 5pm are common but extra hours, including weekends or shifts, may be required for many posts. There may be some on-call work to provide cover for emergency arrangements and to attend in the event of an incident.

·         Self-employment/freelance work is often possible after significant experience and qualification as a Biomedical Equipment Technician or a Radiation Protection Advisor.

·         Most people will find that this career is opening doors for many in the UK.  The jobs are at hospitals, universities and other health care or research locations. Most work a 40 hour work week, but are available on emergency basis when needed.

 

Canada (2)

Most full time Biomedical Equipment technicians and Medical Technologists in Canada will earn between $65,000 and $75,000 a year.  For the most part, employment prospects for this occupation are very good.  The government forecasts that an aging population and the arrival of new medical technologies and techniques, as well as the introduction of more advanced equipment, will require more technologists in the near future.

According to the latest figures, the highest hourly average wages are earned in Edmonton, Alberta at $37.25 per hour and the lowest average wages are earned in Montreal, Quebec at $23.00 per hour.

Job titles and positions vary in the Biomedical Equipment Technician and Medical Technologists fields.  These technicians are responsible for setting up, maintaining and operating equipment.  Presently, this occupation is eligible for the federal skilled worker permanent resident visa.

Employment prospects for medical technologists are good in Canada. The government forecasts that an aging population and the arrival of new medical technologies and techniques, as well as the introduction of more advanced equipment, will require more technologists in the near future.

 

Australia (3)

Biomedical Equipment Technicians as well as other Medical Technicians provide a great deal of support to medical professionals in various ways. They prepare, operate and maintain medical equipment in a variety of hospital settings. 

The average salary for a Biomedical Equipment Technician is $60,000 a year with the starting salary at $45, 000 and the senior salary at $70,000.  These wages are based on education, skills, experience and employers.  The worker in this profession works an average of forty hours a week.  As of November 2012 approximately 26,400 worked as Biomedical Equipment Technicians. 

The job industry outlook is very positive for these position and employment in these areas has risen by 16.4% over the last few years.  The top three regions in Australia for Biomedical Equipment Technicians are NSW 36.9%, VIC 27% and QLD 21.9%.

 

(1) http://www.prospects.ac.uk/radiation_protection_practitioner_salary.htm (2)http://www.livingin-canada.com/salaries-for-medical-laboratory-technicians.html(3) http://www.open.edu.au/careers/healthcare-medical-pharmaceuticals/medical-technicians