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Biomedical Engineers Pay Salary

The median annual wage of biomedical engineers was $81,540 in May 2010. The median wage is the wage at which half the workers in an occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $49,690, and the top 10 percent earned more than $126,990.

Median annual wages in the industries employing the largest numbers of biomedical engineers in May 2010 were the following:

Scientific research and development services$88,330
Pharmaceutical and medicine manufacturing82,820
Medical equipment and supplies manufacturing81,150
Colleges, universities, and professional schools;
state, local, and private
General medical and surgical hospitals;
state, local, and private

Biomedical engineers usually work full time on a normal schedule. But, as with almost any engineering occupation, they may occasionally have to work additional hours to meet the needs of patients, managers, colleagues, and clients.

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 Edition