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 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage|| |
|25th Percentile Wage|| |
|50th Percentile Wage|| |
|75th Percentile Wage|| |
|90th Percentile Wage|| |
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.
The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of biomedical engineers from 2012 to 2016.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||4-Year Growth|
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)|| |
|Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services|| |
|Federal, State, and Local Government|| |
|Wholesale Trade|| |
|Management of Companies and Enterprises|| |
|Health Care and Social Assistance|| |
|Educational Services|| |
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|
|New Jersey|| |
|New York|| |
|New Hampshire|| |
|North Carolina|| |
|Rhode Island|| |
|District of Columbia|| |
|South Carolina|| |