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 2017 and published in April 2018 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage||$52,070|
|25th Percentile Wage||$67,540|
|50th Percentile Wage||$88,040|
|75th Percentile Wage||$112,990|
|90th Percentile Wage||$142,610|
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 $142,610. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $88,040. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $52,070. Note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 173% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.
The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of biomedical engineers from 2012 to 2017.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||5-Year Growth|
The average salaries of biomedical engineers in 9 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 federal, state, and local government sector with an annual salary $94,720. The lowest paying sector is the educational services sector (annual salary $61,930).
|Industry Sector||Median Annual Salary|
|Federal, State, and Local Government|| |
|Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services|| |
|Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)|| |
|Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services|| |
|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 $56,200 to $108,000. The highest paying state for biomedical engineers is Minnesota with a median annual salary of $108,000. The lowest paying state is South Carolina with a median annual salary of $56,200. 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 Mexico|| |
|New York|| |
|New Hampshire|| |
|West Virginia|| |
|District of Columbia|| |
|Rhode Island|| |
|North Carolina|| |
|South Carolina|| |