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Biomedical Equipment Technician Salaries in California - CA

According to the California Medical Instrumentation Association (CMIA), the average salary in 2005 for a biomedical equipment technician (BMET) with 16 years of experience was $60,000 annually. This represents a 10% increase from the salary the year before. The CMIA states that entry-level starting salaries are around $40,000, but those who become certified, specialized, or work in management positions can earn more.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) estimates the average biomedical engineer salary in California to be $62,950. Pay, of course, is dependent upon years of experience, educational level, and metropolitan area in which one works.

Biomedical engineering technicians in California, also known as equipment technicians, can find employment in a variety of settings. A quick check on indeed.com revealed available positions for BMETs in GE Technology Infrastructure in Pleasanton, Scripps Health in Encinitas, Bio-Rad Laboratories in Hercules, Da Vita in Hanford, and Intuitive Surgical in Sunnyvale. As mentioned before, salaries vary depending upon a variety of factors, including the city in which one works. Here are the average BMET salaries from some of California’s biggest cities, courtesy of indeed.com:

  • Los Angeles:  $48,000
  • San Diego:  $43,000
  • San Francisco:  $57,000
  • San Jose:  $56,000

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