Login Login

Difference between revisions of "Biomedical Engineer Salary"


From Wiki Professional

Jump to: navigation, search
 
Line 24: Line 24:
 
| style="background-color: #e5f0fb;"|$139,500
 
| style="background-color: #e5f0fb;"|$139,500
 
|}
 
|}
How much does a biomedical engineer make? Biomedical engineers are professionals who have a background in medicine and engineering. They perform a number of duties such as designing products including prosthetic limbs and artificial organs and machines that help diagnose medical conditions. Biomedical engineers can also develop computer software for medical devices. The path to become a biomedical engineer requires a minimum of a bachelor's degree in bioengineering to find entry level positions after graduation; however, a graduate degree is needed to obtain employment in research and development. A breakdown of the full process of [[Biomedical Engineer|becoming a biomedical engineer can be found here]].
+
How much does a biomedical engineer make? Biomedical engineers are professionals who have a background in medicine and engineering. They perform a number of duties such as designing products including prosthetic limbs and artificial organs and machines that help diagnose medical conditions. Biomedical engineers can also develop computer software for medical devices. The path to become a biomedical engineer requires a minimum of a bachelor's degree in bioengineering to find entry level positions after graduation; however, a graduate degree is needed to obtain employment in research and development.
  
 
===Salary===
 
===Salary===

Latest revision as of 04:11, 14 December 2014

Contents

Biomedical Engineer Salary

Biomedical Engineer Salary By Percentile
Percentile 10% 25% 50% 75% 90%
Hourly Wage $25.29 $32.42 $41.81 $53.66 $67.05
Annual Wage $52,600 $67,400 $87,000 $111,600 $139,500

How much does a biomedical engineer make? Biomedical engineers are professionals who have a background in medicine and engineering. They perform a number of duties such as designing products including prosthetic limbs and artificial organs and machines that help diagnose medical conditions. Biomedical engineers can also develop computer software for medical devices. The path to become a biomedical engineer requires a minimum of a bachelor's degree in bioengineering to find entry level positions after graduation; however, a graduate degree is needed to obtain employment in research and development.

Salary

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median salary for biomedical engineers was $86,960 in 2012. This means that half of those employed in this field made more than this amount while half made less. Biomedical engineers who earned in the lowest 10 percent made $52,600 or less. The top 10 percent in the field made $139,450 or higher.

Factors Impacting Salary

Biomedical engineers working in the area of scientific research and development command the highest salaries followed by those employed in medical equipment and supplies manufacturing. The lowest paying jobs in biomedical engineering are usually found in colleges and universities. In addition, an advanced degree generally offers more opportunities for higher paying positions in the field.

Geographical Location and Salary

Biomedical engineers in Colorado reported the highest salaries in the field. The lowest paying state for biomedical engineers is Oklahoma.

Work Environment and Schedule

The majority of biomedical engineers work full time during normal business hours, but they might work extended hours to accommodate the needs of their employers. There are various places biomedical engineers can find employment including hospitals, laboratories, colleges and universities, and in the pharmaceutical or medical manufacturing industry. Depending on the industry in which they are employed, biomedical engineers work alongside others in the healthcare field and scientists.

Job Outlook

The job outlook for biomedical engineers is excellent. The field is expected to expand at a rate of 27 percent from 2012 until 2022 which is at a much faster rate than many other professions. However, that only equals 5,200 jobs since the field is not large. New biomedical engineers will be needed due to the aging baby boomers who will require access to more of their products and services such hip and knee replacements. Additionally, many biomedical engineers will be retiring in the coming years and that will also create new positions in the field.


Top Paying Industries

Industry Employment % of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean salary
Specialized Design Services - - $55.43 $115,300
Offices of Physicians 160 0.01 $49.95 $103,890
Scientific Research and Development Services 3,870 0.61 $49.04 $102,000
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 350 0.02 $48.66 $101,220
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 460 0.07 $47.95 $99,740

Salary By State

State 10% 25% Median 75% 90% Jobs (2010) Jobs (2020) Outlook
Alabama $53,500 $63,500 $81,500 $95,000 $111,100 60 110

+73%

Alaska - - - - - - - -
Arizona $34,600 $49,400 $68,400 $89,800 $109,100 300 530

+76%

Arkansas $43,900 $51,000 $64,400 $73,200 $92,500 20 40 +61%
California $64,900 $79,400 $97,300 $120,800 $145,500 4,000 6,700 +68%
Colorado $54,100 $72,900 $97,800 $136,800 $169,700 70 120 +69%
Connecticut $56,600 $66,100 $81,200 $96,800 $126,900 200 310 +54%
Delaware - - - - - - - -
District of Columbia $61,600 $67,800 $82,800 $112,700 $131,600 30 60 +67%
Florida $44,200 $55,900 $72,600 $94,800 $116,200 620 990 +60%
Georgia $51,800 $63,100 $80,000 $95,700 $113,800 170 280 +65%
Hawaii - - - - - - - -
Idaho - - - - - - - -
Illinois $44,200 $59,700 $74,400 $90,500 $114,200 700 1,050 +50%
Iowa $51,100 $60,500 $80,300 $93,900 $117,100 50 90 +75%
Kansas - - - - - - - -
Kentucky $42,500 $52,000 $67,600 $87,300 $102,300 - - -
Louisiana - - - - - 30 60

+82%

Maine - - - - - - - -
Maryland $62,500 $74,700 $89,000 $102,600 $116,900 390 670

+72%

Massachusetts $60,600 $74,200 $91,500 $116,300 $142,500 1,400 2,630 +88%
Michigan $48,900 $55,500 $69,400 $93,300 $187,200+ 200 310

+54%

Minnesota $63,100 $77,900 $103,500 $129,700 $145,500 870 1,430

+66%

Mississippi - - - - - 30 30 +16%
Missouri $42,200 $52,000 $58,100 $68,300 $89,200 200 330

+67%

Montana - - - - - - - -
Nebraska $42,800 $54,600 $67,100 $80,100 $93,600 - - -
Nevada - - - - - - - -
New Hampshire $44,600 $56,300 $85,800 $111,700 $135,500 50 80

+58%

New Jersey $59,700 $68,000 $81,800 $102,200 $133,200 490 750 +55%
New Mexico - - - - - - - -
New York $54,300 $66,900 $84,200 $105,600 $131,300 410 650 +60%
North Carolina $57,300 $68,400 $88,000 $112,400 $134,400 250 480

+91%

North Dakota - - - - - - - -
Ohio $54,400 $67,600 $85,200 $103,000 $118,400 300 470 +53%
Oklahoma $41,200 $48,000 $56,200 $67,000 $78,100 - - -
Oregon - - - - - - - -
Pennsylvania $54,700 $66,900 $81,700 $95,200 $115,500 960 1,560 +63%
Rhode Island $62,800 $75,200 $91,000 $110,800 $132,900 40 60 +74%
South Carolina $44,100 $54,800 $78,200 $90,800 $104,600 80 150

+74%

South Dakota - - - - - 10 20 +55%
Tennessee $52,300 $65,600 $82,400 $103,600 $133,200 - - -
Texas $40,300 $62,200 $86,500 $125,800 $162,200 1,440 2,490 +73%
Utah $52,100 $66,400 $84,100 $102,000 $117,500 310 640 +105%
Vermont - - - - - 20 30 +60%
Virginia $56,700 $72,700 $89,600 $119,000 $163,700 460 910 +96%
Washington $44,300 $54,000 $72,400 $107,100 $142,500 270 410 +53%
West Virginia - - - - - 20 40

+80%

Wisconsin $44,800 $63,100 $78,300 $92,300 $107,200 170 260 +53%
Wyoming - - - - - - - -