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How Much Does a Biomedical Engineer Earn?

Biomedical Engineer Salaries


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Biomedical Engineers create and maintain the tools for medical professionals to provide advanced care to their patients. They design equipment to help surgeons to operate on patients more effectively and less intrusively. Biomedical Engineers design and modify devices such as artificial limbs, organs and other body parts for patients. They create software to enable medical delivery systems to function more effectively.

Biomedical Engineers repair and modify existing equipment, train healthcare professionals regarding appropriate use of equipment and evaluate the safety issues related to equipment use.

Biomedical Engineers are often involved with research projects to find new solutions to medical problems. They work in hospitals, for colleges, for medical products manufacturers and biotechnology companies.

Biomedical Engineer Salaries

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Biomedical Engineers earned an average of $86,960 in 2012. The bottom 10% of Biomedical Engineers earned less than $52,600, while the top 10% earned at least $139,450.

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