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Biomedical Engineer Salary Information

The salary statistics of biomedical engineers are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of biomedical engineers within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The biomedical engineers annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. Biomedical Engineer Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$51,050
25th Percentile Wage
$65,700
50th Percentile Wage
$85,620
75th Percentile Wage
$107,850
90th Percentile Wage
$134,620

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for biomedical engineers. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) biomedical engineers is $134,620. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $85,620. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $51,050. We note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 163% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of biomedical engineers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201685,620-0.70%-1.57%
201586,220-0.85%-
201486,950-1.98%-
201388,6701.93%-
201286,960--

Table 2. Biomedical Engineer Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of biomedical engineers in 8 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for biomedical engineers occupations is the other services (except federal, state, and local government) sector with an annual salary $93,410. The lowest paying sector is the educational services sector (annual salary $58,020).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$93,410
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$92,280
Federal, State, and Local Government
$90,700
Wholesale Trade
$89,660
Manufacturing
$88,370
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$85,880
Health Care and Social Assistance
$75,080
Educational Services
$58,020

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Biomedical Engineers by States

From the above tables we note that not only biomedical engineers salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of biomedical engineers in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $57,750 to $101,320. The highest paying state for biomedical engineers is Minnesota with a median annual salary of $101,320. The lowest paying state is Nebraska with a median annual salary of $57,750. For more salary information of biomedical engineers profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
Minnesota
$101,320
Colorado
$96,640
Connecticut
$96,140
Maryland
$94,310
California
$92,640
Arizona
$90,880
New Jersey
$90,830
Texas
$90,400
Massachusetts
$89,250
Alabama
$89,010
New York
$87,270
Iowa
$83,290
Pennsylvania
$82,390
Tennessee
$80,240
New Hampshire
$79,510
Oregon
$79,430
Indiana
$77,930
Michigan
$77,890
Virginia
$77,720
Wisconsin
$74,710
Washington
$74,570
Florida
$74,070
Utah
$73,800
Illinois
$72,230
Missouri
$71,640
Ohio
$70,870
North Carolina
$70,620
Rhode Island
$70,580
District of Columbia
$69,260
Oklahoma
$67,410
Georgia
$62,360
Kentucky
$60,730
South Carolina
$58,200
Arkansas
$58,000
Nebraska
$57,750


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