Medical Equipment Maintenance Technicians

Median Salary: $44,500   |  

In 2010, medical equipment maintenance technicians earned a median yearly salary of $44,500 as essential, contributing members of blossoming economies countrywide. If you break that yearly salary down, medical equipment maintenance technicians earned $21.40 an hour that year. Place can play a big role in how much you take home, but it's nothing compared to how much salaries differ because of education and experience, which means good training is most definitely critical.

In 2010, an approximate 32,980 people countrywide were employed as medical equipment maintenance technicians, as reported by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The most successful medical equipment maintenance technicians usually tend to be realistic, investigative, and conventional. The right mix of characteristics and great training is essential for people aiming to move up in this field.

Some medical equipment maintenance technicians find that it's effective to hone skills such as:

  • Written Comprehension
  • Visualization
  • Perceptual Speed
  • Control Precision
  • Fluency of Ideas

Medical equipment maintenance technicians sometimes have characteristics in common, including:

  • Stress Tolerance
  • Innovation
  • Achievement/Effort

Important subjects for medical equipment maintenance technicians include:

  • Computers and Electronics
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Mechanical
  • Engineering and Technology
  • English Language

Getting the right training is critical for success as a medical equipment maintenance technician. You need to prepared when you're asked to begin repairing and maintaining electronic equipment, monitor processes, materials, or surroundings, or training and teaching others, all typical daily tasks. Keep reading for more data on medical equipment maintenance technicians, including salaries and job density for areas all over the country.

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Alabama
City/Area Employees Median
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Median
Hourly Wage
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Top 25%
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Birmingham 220 $44,400 $21.30 $55,000 $26.40 81.5%
Decatur 30 $35,300 $17.00 $42,500 $20.50 159.8%
Mobile 90 $40,800 $19.60 $49,200 $23.70 97.3%
Montgomery 40 $36,000 $17.30 $47,800 $23.00 -10.8%
Alaska
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Anchorage 60 $46,400 $22.30 $60,500 $29.10 51%
Arizona
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Phoenix 510 $48,700 $23.40 $61,200 $29.40 17.4%
Arkansas
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Hourly Wage
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Top 25%
Hourly Wage
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Fayetteville NA $37,800 $18.20 $40,300 $19.40 NA
Little Rock 110 $33,800 $16.30 $45,400 $21.80 28.6%
California
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Median
Hourly Wage
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Fresno 50 $52,100 $25.00 $60,300 $29.00 -41.3%
Los Angeles (Area) 980 $48,900 $23.50 $59,700 $28.70 -27.4%
Modesto 40 $55,700 $26.80 $64,700 $31.10 0.8%
Oakland 160 $50,700 $24.40 $62,900 $30.20 -33.2%
Oxnard 50 $44,800 $21.50 $51,100 $24.50 -27.4%
Riverside 380 $43,900 $21.10 $58,800 $28.30 29%
Sacramento 170 $43,400 $20.90 $52,700 $25.30 -20.1%
San Diego 350 $44,100 $21.20 $58,300 $28.10 10%
San Francisco (Area) 330 $55,300 $26.60 $66,700 $32.10 -32.4%
San Francisco (City) 170 $59,500 $28.60 $70,800 $34.10 -31.7%
San Jose 210 $54,200 $26.10 $71,900 $34.60 -6.9%
Santa Barbara NA $55,400 $26.60 $64,600 $31.00 NA
Stockton 90 $41,100 $19.80 $62,500 $30.00 69.1%
Vallejo 40 $49,100 $23.60 $65,200 $31.40 23.2%
Colorado
City/Area Employees Median
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Hourly Wage
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Top 25%
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Colorado Springs 60 $36,000 $17.30 $43,200 $20.80 -3.1%
Denver 380 $49,800 $24.00 $59,200 $28.50 24.3%
Connecticut
City/Area Employees Median
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Median
Hourly Wage
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Top 25%
Hourly Wage
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Bridgeport 30 $54,700 $26.30 $78,600 $37.80 -68.7%
Hartford 130 $48,000 $23.10 $57,800 $27.80 -6.2%
New Haven 80 $54,600 $26.30 $60,600 $29.10 18.9%
District of Columbia
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Hourly Wage
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Washington (Area) 350 $52,400 $25.20 $66,400 $31.90 -52.5%
Florida
City/Area Employees Median
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Median
Hourly Wage
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Annual Salary
Top 25%
Hourly Wage
Job Density
Cape Coral 50 $32,700 $15.70 $37,200 $17.90 4.6%
Gainesville 80 $40,600 $19.50 $53,400 $25.70 162.5%
Jacksonville NA $38,500 $18.50 $45,900 $22.10 NA
Lakeland 60 $28,900 $13.90 $38,000 $18.30 14.3%
Miami (Area) 490 $36,300 $17.40 $53,100 $25.50 -12.4%
Orlando 440 $24,300 $11.70 $44,800 $21.50 76.8%
Palm Bay 50 $49,600 $23.90 $62,500 $30.10 6.2%
Tampa 380 $35,500 $17.10 $46,200 $22.20 34.4%
Georgia
City/Area Employees Median
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Median
Hourly Wage
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Top 25%
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Atlanta 280 $34,200 $16.40 $42,100 $20.30 -51.4%
Hawaii
City/Area Employees Median
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Median
Hourly Wage
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Top 25%
Hourly Wage
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Honolulu 60 $59,400 $28.60 $71,500 $34.40 -45.9%
Idaho
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Hourly Wage
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Boise City 160 $48,200 $23.20 $55,300 $26.60 135.9%
Illinois
City/Area Employees Median
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Median
Hourly Wage
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Top 25%
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Chicago (Area) 710 $46,500 $22.40 $61,100 $29.40 -34.4%
Indiana
City/Area Employees Median
Annual Salary
Median
Hourly Wage
Top 25%
Annual Salary
Top 25%
Hourly Wage
Job Density
Anderson NA $28,700 $13.80 $35,000 $16.80 NA
Evansville 90 $29,400 $14.20 $36,700 $17.60 105.8%
Fort Wayne 100 $42,900 $20.60 $54,700 $26.30 90%
Indianapolis 520 $45,300 $21.80 $57,600 $27.70 134%
South Bend 30 $30,700 $14.80 $37,300 $17.90 -5.4%
Iowa
City/Area Employees Median
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Median
Hourly Wage
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Top 25%
Hourly Wage
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Davenport NA $44,100 $21.20 $51,700 $24.90 NA
Des Moines 180 $51,400 $24.70 $59,000 $28.40 115.1%
Kansas
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Hourly Wage
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Wichita NA $38,400 $18.40 $57,900 $27.80 NA
Kentucky
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Lexington 240 $31,500 $15.20 $43,400 $20.90 289.6%
Louisville 430 $44,300 $21.30 $60,700 $29.20 188%
Louisiana
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Baton Rouge 50 $34,500 $16.60 $41,600 $20.00 -44%
New Orleans NA $57,400 $27.60 $62,300 $29.90 NA
Maine
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Portland NA $45,600 $21.90 $57,600 $27.70 NA
Maryland
City/Area Employees Median
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Median
Hourly Wage
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Baltimore 500 $44,500 $21.40 $56,700 $27.30 57.1%
Hagerstown 40 $31,400 $15.10 $38,700 $18.60 48.3%
Massachusetts
City/Area Employees Median
Annual Salary
Median
Hourly Wage
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Annual Salary
Top 25%
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Boston (Area) 700 $48,400 $23.30 $61,600 $29.60 12%
Springfield 40 $62,500 $30.10 $73,200 $35.20 -42.9%
Michigan
City/Area Employees Median
Annual Salary
Median
Hourly Wage
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Annual Salary
Top 25%
Hourly Wage
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Detroit (Area) 530 $40,600 $19.50 $54,200 $26.10 20.8%
Flint 40 $49,900 $24.00 $56,000 $26.90 12%
Grand Rapids 110 $38,200 $18.30 $51,300 $24.60 18.9%
Minnesota
City/Area Employees Median
Annual Salary
Median
Hourly Wage
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Annual Salary
Top 25%
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Duluth 40 $36,500 $17.50 $53,300 $25.60 42.1%
Minneapolis 990 $54,700 $26.30 $65,900 $31.70 127.4%
Rochester 130 $65,300 $31.40 $71,100 $34.20 387.6%
Mississippi
City/Area Employees Median
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Jackson 50 $40,900 $19.70 $45,300 $21.80 -23.6%
Missouri
City/Area Employees Median
Annual Salary
Median
Hourly Wage
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Top 25%
Hourly Wage
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Kansas City 160 $46,400 $22.30 $57,400 $27.60 -35.1%
St. Louis 520 $36,700 $17.60 $44,900 $21.60 60.2%
Nebraska
City/Area Employees Median
Annual Salary
Median
Hourly Wage
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Annual Salary
Top 25%
Hourly Wage
Job Density
Lincoln NA $34,200 $16.40 $44,000 $21.10 NA
Omaha 230 $52,200 $25.10 $70,200 $33.80 95.8%
Nevada
City/Area Employees Median
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Las Vegas 110 $54,400 $26.10 $65,700 $31.60 -45.6%
Reno NA $33,200 $16.00 $66,400 $31.90 NA
New Hampshire
City/Area Employees Median
Annual Salary
Median
Hourly Wage
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Manchester 50 $42,600 $20.50 $49,900 $24.00 79.9%
New Jersey
City/Area Employees Median
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Median
Hourly Wage
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Atlantic City NA $55,500 $26.70 $60,100 $28.90 NA
Trenton 30 $53,800 $25.90 $64,600 $31.10 -44%
New Mexico
City/Area Employees Median
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Median
Hourly Wage
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Albuquerque 110 $35,700 $17.20 $52,300 $25.10 11.2%
New York
City/Area Employees Median
Annual Salary
Median
Hourly Wage
Top 25%
Annual Salary
Top 25%
Hourly Wage
Job Density
Albany 60 $38,700 $18.60 $57,700 $27.70 -42.1%
Buffalo 170 $44,300 $21.30 $47,700 $22.90 26.3%
Glens Falls NA $46,300 $22.30 $55,000 $26.40 NA
New York (Area) 1,610 $47,600 $22.90 $61,800 $29.70 -23.2%
Poughkeepsie 80 $47,300 $22.70 $51,400 $24.70 22.8%
Rochester 150 $46,400 $22.30 $61,300 $29.50 16.2%
Syracuse 140 $33,600 $16.10 $46,400 $22.30 78.8%
North Carolina
City/Area Employees Median
Annual Salary
Median
Hourly Wage
Top 25%
Annual Salary
Top 25%
Hourly Wage
Job Density
Asheville 50 $42,100 $20.20 $47,800 $23.00 17%
Charlotte 160 $53,600 $25.80 $66,200 $31.80 -25.1%
Durham 40 $48,300 $23.20 $69,300 $33.30 -42.9%
Greensboro 70 $47,100 $22.70 $55,600 $26.70 -20.8%
Raleigh 50 $44,900 $21.60 $54,000 $26.00 -62.9%
Winston-Salem 40 $47,800 $23.00 $59,000 $28.40 -15.8%
Ohio
City/Area Employees Median
Annual Salary
Median
Hourly Wage
Top 25%
Annual Salary
Top 25%
Hourly Wage
Job Density
Akron 130 $50,200 $24.10 $61,000 $29.30 68.3%
Cincinnati 400 $55,100 $26.50 $66,400 $31.90 59.8%
Cleveland 330 $55,700 $26.80 $64,900 $31.20 33.2%
Columbus 180 $47,900 $23.00 $58,900 $28.30 -20.1%
Dayton 90 $46,200 $22.20 $53,700 $25.80 1.5%
Toledo 90 $54,200 $26.10 $68,500 $32.90 17.8%
Oklahoma
City/Area Employees Median
Annual Salary
Median
Hourly Wage
Top 25%
Annual Salary
Top 25%
Hourly Wage
Job Density
Oklahoma City 150 $37,700 $18.10 $46,000 $22.10 8.5%
Tulsa 190 $37,100 $17.80 $53,300 $25.60 76.1%
Oregon
City/Area Employees Median
Annual Salary
Median
Hourly Wage
Top 25%
Annual Salary
Top 25%
Hourly Wage
Job Density
Eugene 60 $47,000 $22.60 $58,600 $28.20 83.8%
Medford 30 $36,200 $17.40 $65,300 $31.40 74.9%
Portland 290 $51,000 $24.50 $65,700 $31.60 15.4%
Pennsylvania
City/Area Employees Median
Annual Salary
Median
Hourly Wage
Top 25%
Annual Salary
Top 25%
Hourly Wage
Job Density
Allentown 100 $41,500 $20.00 $55,300 $26.60 13.5%
Erie 50 $24,400 $11.80 $36,500 $17.60 64.1%
Harrisburg 90 $39,700 $19.10 $48,100 $23.10 8.1%
Lancaster NA $54,800 $26.30 $65,000 $31.20 NA
Philadelphia (Area) 890 $49,600 $23.90 $58,900 $28.30 30.9%
Pittsburgh 400 $41,000 $19.70 $56,900 $27.40 42.1%
Reading 50 $43,100 $20.70 $49,000 $23.60 16.6%
Scranton 150 $36,400 $17.50 $43,000 $20.70 133.6%
York 70 $37,300 $17.90 $46,800 $22.50 55.2%
Rhode Island
City/Area Employees Median
Annual Salary
Median
Hourly Wage
Top 25%
Annual Salary
Top 25%
Hourly Wage
Job Density
Providence 150 $43,900 $21.10 $54,400 $26.10 6.9%
South Carolina
City/Area Employees Median
Annual Salary
Median
Hourly Wage
Top 25%
Annual Salary
Top 25%
Hourly Wage
Job Density
Charleston 100 $43,200 $20.80 $54,200 $26.00 42.9%
Columbia 160 $30,900 $14.80 $45,000 $21.60 82.6%
Greenville 60 $39,800 $19.10 $46,700 $22.40 -16.6%
Spartanburg 30 $33,300 $16.00 $41,200 $19.80 9.7%
South Dakota
City/Area Employees Median
Annual Salary
Median
Hourly Wage
Top 25%
Annual Salary
Top 25%
Hourly Wage
Job Density
Rapid City 30 $33,300 $16.00 $38,900 $18.70 114.3%
Sioux Falls 100 $50,700 $24.40 $60,100 $28.90 205.8%
Tennessee
City/Area Employees Median
Annual Salary
Median
Hourly Wage
Top 25%
Annual Salary
Top 25%
Hourly Wage
Job Density
Chattanooga 30 $40,000 $19.30 $55,100 $26.50 -45.2%
Jackson 50 $19,800 $9.50 $28,900 $13.90 258.3%
Knoxville 40 $35,200 $16.90 $63,700 $30.60 -56%
Memphis 170 $38,700 $18.60 $45,500 $21.90 10%
Nashville 260 $37,400 $18.00 $48,300 $23.20 41.3%
Texas
City/Area Employees Median
Annual Salary
Median
Hourly Wage
Top 25%
Annual Salary
Top 25%
Hourly Wage
Job Density
Austin 120 $42,000 $20.20 $58,400 $28.10 -36.7%
Beaumont 50 $33,800 $16.30 $43,100 $20.70 15.8%
Brownsville 50 $29,700 $14.30 $36,900 $17.70 54.8%
Corpus Christi NA $24,200 $11.70 $27,200 $13.10 NA
Dallas (Area) 850 $43,600 $21.00 $56,200 $27.00 15.8%
El Paso 60 $22,900 $11.00 $26,800 $12.90 -15.1%
Houston 790 $46,700 $22.40 $58,500 $28.10 21.2%
Killeen NA $19,900 $9.60 $24,200 $11.60 NA
Lubbock 120 $31,900 $15.30 $44,800 $21.60 290.3%
McAllen 70 $20,400 $9.80 $23,700 $11.40 28.6%
San Antonio 300 $30,700 $14.80 $39,200 $18.90 37.5%
Wichita Falls 60 $25,600 $12.30 $46,000 $22.10 334%
Utah
City/Area Employees Median
Annual Salary
Median
Hourly Wage
Top 25%
Annual Salary
Top 25%
Hourly Wage
Job Density
Ogden NA $46,300 $22.20 $58,300 $28.00 NA
Salt Lake City 300 $60,600 $29.20 $69,100 $33.20 95.4%
Virginia
City/Area Employees Median
Annual Salary
Median
Hourly Wage
Top 25%
Annual Salary
Top 25%
Hourly Wage
Job Density
Charlottesville 40 $44,300 $21.30 $62,800 $30.20 71%
Richmond 240 $39,600 $19.10 $50,700 $24.40 59.5%
Roanoke 40 $43,100 $20.70 $55,800 $26.80 10.4%
Virginia Beach 100 $33,100 $15.90 $43,600 $20.90 -46.3%
Washington
City/Area Employees Median
Annual Salary
Median
Hourly Wage
Top 25%
Annual Salary
Top 25%
Hourly Wage
Job Density
Bellingham NA $45,300 $21.80 $56,400 $27.10 NA
Olympia NA $29,700 $14.30 $43,700 $21.00 NA
Seattle (Area) 710 $50,000 $24.00 $60,100 $28.90 71%
Spokane 50 $47,700 $23.00 $72,500 $34.90 -5%
West Virginia
City/Area Employees Median
Annual Salary
Median
Hourly Wage
Top 25%
Annual Salary
Top 25%
Hourly Wage
Job Density
Huntington NA $34,900 $16.80 $51,000 $24.50 NA
Morgantown 60 $47,400 $22.80 $58,200 $28.00 310%
Wisconsin
City/Area Employees Median
Annual Salary
Median
Hourly Wage
Top 25%
Annual Salary
Top 25%
Hourly Wage
Job Density
Green Bay 40 $45,300 $21.80 $55,500 $26.70 4.2%
Madison 60 $52,200 $25.10 $60,000 $28.90 -25.9%
Milwaukee 590 $52,900 $25.40 $67,000 $32.20 191.5%
Sheboygan NA $29,700 $14.30 $36,800 $17.70 NA

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