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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
$47,480
25th Percentile Wage
$59,200
50th Percentile Wage
$74,210
75th Percentile Wage
$93,950
90th Percentile Wage
$118,720

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 $118,720. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $74,210. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid biomedical engineers is $47,480.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of biomedical engineers in the industry sector of health care and social assistance from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$74,210
-1.17% 2.51%
2016
$75,080
1.53% -
2015
$73,930
0.46% -
2014
$73,590
1.63% -
2013
$72,390
0.06% -
2012
$72,350
- -

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

The average salaries of biomedical engineers in 14 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 $88,110. The lowest paying industry is the outpatient care centers industry (annual salary $66,070). For detailed biomedical engineer salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Offices of Physicians
$88,110
Ambulatory Health Care Services
$78,090
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories
$77,180
Specialty hospitals - Privately owned
$76,660
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals
$76,610
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Local government owned
$73,750
Hospitals - Privately owned
$73,630
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned
$73,410
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$73,340
Hospitals - Local government owned
$73,150
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$73,100
Hospitals - State government owned
$68,870
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - State government owned
$67,930
Outpatient Care Centers
$66,070

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].




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