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Biomedical Engineer Salary in Sector of Health Care and Social Assistance

The salary statistics of biomedical engineers in the industry sector of health care and social assistance are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare biomedical engineer salaries in different industries within the health care and social assistance sector.

Average Annual Salary of Biomedical Engineers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$47,700
25th Percentile Wage
$59,750
50th Percentile Wage
$75,080
75th Percentile Wage
$95,710
90th Percentile Wage
$120,310

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for biomedical engineers in the industry sector of health care and social assistance. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) biomedical engineers is $120,310. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $75,080. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid biomedical engineers is $47,700.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of biomedical engineers in the industry sector of health care and social assistance from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201675,0801.53%3.64%
201573,9300.46%-
201473,5901.63%-
201372,3900.06%-
201272,350--

Compare Biomedical Engineer Salary in Different Industries within the Health Care and Social Assistance Sector

The average salaries of biomedical engineers in 13 industries in the health care and social assistance sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for biomedical engineer occupations is the offices of physicians industry with an annual salary $92,420. The lowest paying industry is the general medical and surgical hospitals - state government owned industry (annual salary $64,950). For detailed biomedical engineer salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Offices of Physicians
$92,420
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories
$87,580
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals
$86,630
Specialty hospitals - Privately owned
$84,450
Ambulatory Health Care Services
$80,890
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Local government owned
$74,370
Hospitals - Local government owned
$74,370
Hospitals - Privately owned
$74,260
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned
$73,960
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$73,960
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$73,620
Hospitals - State government owned
$65,790
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - State government owned
$64,950

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].



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