Biomedical Engineer Salary and Wages

Wage Rate Low (<10%) Median (50%) High (>90%)
Hourly Wage $26.00 $42.63 $68.75/td>
Annual Wage $54,100 $88,700 $143,000
  • "Low (<10%)" indicates that 10% of workers earned less and 90% earned more.
  • "Median (50%)" indicates that 50% of workers earned less and 50% earned more.
  • "High (>90%)" indicates that 90% of workers earned less and 10% earned more.
  • "N/A" indicates that data in not available
*The annual salary and wage data presented above represents U.S, Based workers with full-time employment and year-round schedules.

Additional Information
Biomedical engineers design, develop, and evaluate various health products and systems. To do this, they apply specialized knowledge of engineering, biology, and biomechanical principles to ensure that these health products are effective, safe, and efficient. Biomedical engineers work with a number of health products and systems, including prostheses, medical information systems, artificial organs, instrumentation, and care delivery and health management systems.

In May 2012, the median annual wage for biomedical engineers was just under $87,000. The lowest ten percent earned less than $53,000, while the top ten percent earned over $139,000 a year.

The annual compensation for architectural and civil drafter for the top five industries that employ these professionals are as follows:

Scientific research and development services $94,150
Medical equipment manufacturing $88,850
Pharmaceutical and medicine $87,340
Medical and hospitals $69,910
Higher education $63,440
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