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Highest Paying Industries for Biomedical Engineers

The top 55 highest paying industries for biomedical engineers (ranked by average annual salary) are listed in Table 1. The entry level salary (as measured by the salary of the lowest 10% paid earners) and the number of employment in those industries are also shown. As shown in the table, with an average annual salary of $106,030, basic chemical manufacturing is the highest paying industry for biomedical engineers. It is followed by temporary help services industry (average annual salary $104,750). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in May 2015 [1]. For more information about salaries of biomedical engineers in a specific industry, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 55 Highest Paying Industries for Biomedical Engineers

Industry Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Basic Chemical Manufacturing
$106,030
40
2 Temporary Help Services
$104,750
50
3 Employment Services
$104,750
50
4 Administrative and Support Services
$104,030
50
5 Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$104,030
50
6 Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$97,160
3,480
7 Scientific Research and Development Services
$97,160
3,480
8 Offices of Physicians
$96,740
170
9 Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$95,590
4,770
10 Engineering Services
$92,110
950
11 Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing
$91,480
1,760
12 Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$91,420
980
13 Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing
$91,350
1,770
14 Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers
$91,150
420
15 Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing
$91,010
5,180
16 Miscellaneous Manufacturing
$91,000
5,190
17 Federal government, including USPS
$90,250
630
18 Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)
$90,250
630
19 Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$89,930
640
20 Federal, State, and Local Government
$89,930
640
21 Management of Companies and Enterprises
$89,280
480
22 Wholesale Trade
$89,010
990
23 Manufacturing
$87,820
9,610
24 Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$87,410
560
25 Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods
$87,410
560
26 Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$87,240
160
27 Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$84,340
280
28 Repair and Maintenance
$84,290
280
29 Electronic and Precision Equipment Repair and Maintenance
$84,270
280
30 Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals
$83,740
80
31 Specialty hospitals - Privately owned
$82,470
70
32 Ambulatory Health Care Services
$82,470
390
33 Chemical Manufacturing
$79,990
2,590
34 Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing
$79,670
2,550
35 Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories
$75,850
140
36 Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$74,150
1,600
37 Health Care and Social Assistance
$73,590
2,040
38 Hospitals - Privately owned
$72,470
1,490
39 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned
$72,140
1,410
40 Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$72,060
1,650
41 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$71,680
1,570
42 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Local government owned
$68,570
120
43 Hospitals - Local government owned
$68,570
120
44 Testing Laboratories
$68,560
30
45 Outpatient Care Centers
$67,370
60
46 Local government, including schools and hospitals
$67,320
140
47 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
$64,710
420
48 Educational Services - Privately owned
$64,710
420
49 Hospitals - State government owned
$63,280
40
50 Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$62,170
1,220
51 Educational Services
$62,170
1,220
52 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - State government owned
$61,840
40
53 State government, including schools and hospitals
$61,440
840
54 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$61,310
800
55 Educational Services - State government owned
$61,310
800
See also: Highest paying cities for biomedical engineers.