Precision instrument and equipment repairers
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Overview
Medical equipment repairers install, maintain, and repair patient care equipment.
Workforce size
Medical equipment repairers, with 47,100 workers, are near the middle of all careers in the number employed.
Predicted employment growth
Over the next decade, jobs for medical equipment repairers are expected to grow by 4%, and should have about 4,400 job openings a year.
Safety from automation
Medical equipment repairers are less likely to be automated than 67% of other careers.
Education
Only 20% of precision instrument and equipment repairers have a bachelor's degree or higher.
Education attained by precision instrument and equipment repairers
High School
Some College
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree
Doctorate
Context: workers with bachelor's degrees
This is near the middle of all careeers' percentages of bachelor's holders.
Salaries
The median (middle) salary for medical equipment repairers is higher than 51% of all other jobs' middle salaries. The graph shows inflation-adjusted salaries for most medical equipment repairers.
This job's median $49KAll jobs' median $39K$49K$38K20142015201620172018$0$20K$40K$60K$80K$100K
Context: Median Salary
Gender
Women account for 11% of precision instrument and equipment repairers -- that's a smaller percentage than 77% of other jobs.
Gender of precision instrument and equipment repairers
Men
Women
Context: Salary inequity
For each career, we compared the median (middle) men's salary to the median women's salary. For precision instrument and equipment repairers, the median men's salary was 44% more the median woman's salary.
Race/Origin
About 17% of precision instrument and equipment repairers are minority, and 15% are foreign-born.
Race/origin of precision instrument and equipment repairers
White
Black
Pacific Islander
Hispanic
Asian
American Indian
Multiracial
Other
Context: Foreign-born workers (15%)
Where are the most jobs?
We ranked the number of jobs in Medical Equipment Repairers per thousand workers in each state, DC, and Puerto Rico. The darker the blue, the higher the job density.
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Job benefits
Employer or union-sponsored pension plans are offered to 56% of precision instrument and equipment repairers, and 70% have company-sponsored health insurance (12% have dependents enrolled in their employer's health plan).
Employer-provided health coverage for precision instrument and equipment repairers
100% premiums covered
Partial premiums covered
Plan with no cost sharing
No health insurance
The downside
Some jobs are more stressful than others, and some are just plain dangerous. The following list gives the percentages of medical equipment repairers who report hazardous or difficult situations typically occurring at least once a week.
  • Exposed to Hazardous Conditions (51%)
  • Exposed to Contaminants (45%)
  • Time Pressure (44%)
  • Responsible for Others' Health and Safety (38%)
  • Consequence of Error (31%)
SOURCES:24.0 O*NET
Salary and diversity
Salary overview
What do precision instrument and equipment repairers earn?

In this section, we want to give you a clear idea of what you can expect to earn in this career. We use two sources of data here: the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), which asks employers to classify their workforce and to report salaries using the SOC-specialty level of reporting, and the American Community Survey (ACS), which asks people to classify their jobs using the broad classifications that ididio uses for career profiles, and to self-report their salaries. For some jobs, the differences in survey approaches between BLS and ACS can paint a very different end-picture. In particular, the ACS data is reported for the larger career group precision instrument and equipment repairers, which combines the data for 5 careers, including medical equipment repairers. Whenever possible, we provide data from both sources.

The BLS-compiled salary data is reported by companies for their employees. This data is classified by SOC specialty, and excludes self-employed workers. We first show the distribution of salaries for medical equipment repairers, and then we show how the middle (median) salary for medical equipment repairers compares to the BLS-computed median salaries of other careers.
Distribution: Salaries for medical equipment repairers (BLS Salary Data)
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Context: Median salaries across careers (BLS Salary Data)
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We compiled household data from the ACS to determine the salaries that people working at least 35 hours a week report themselves to earn. Unlike the BLS estimates, this data includes self-employed wages. Additionally, we only have ACS survey data for the larger career category and not for the specialty level. We first show the full salary distribution for all precision instrument and equipment repairers, and then we show how the median (middle) salary for precision instrument and equipment repairers compares to the median ACS-reported salary of other careers.
Distribution: Salaries for precision instrument and equipment repairers (ACS Salary Data)
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Context: Median salaries across careers (ACS Salary Data)
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Employers and salary
A look at employers and corresponding salaries
The donut shares the break-down of workers by employer type, and following we show the salary distributions for these workers based on those employer types. For some careers, the salaries can be vastly different between private, government, and self-employment. As with our salary overview, we view the both the BLS economists' salary profiles and the household-reported salaries from ACS to get a thorough understanding of where medical equipment repairers work and for what salary. We have the great faith in the accuracy of economist-vetted BLS data; however, the BLS restrictions on which employers are surveyed skews the data a bit (read more in the sources), and the ACS responses provide different and useful categorizations of employers and salaries.
Employers of Precision instrument and equipment repairers (ACS)
Private for-profit (73.1%)
Private not-for-profit (7.4%)
Local government (1.5%)
State government (1.4%)
Federal government (5.4%)
Self-employed incorporated (3.0%)
Self-employed not incorporated (8.2%)
Working without pay (0.0%)
Distribution: Salaries of precision instrument and equipment repairers by type of employer (ACS data)
Following are the salary distributions by employer type calculated by aggregating individual household survey responses. These salaries were reported for the larger career group of precision instrument and equipment repairers, which combines the 5 specialties for this career.
$50K$50K$60K$37K$50K$32K$52K$56K$0$20,000$40,000$60,000$80,000$100,000Self-employed not incorporatedSelf-employed incorporatedFederal governmentState governmentLocal governmentPrivate not-for-profitPrivate for-profitAll
Distribution: Salaries of medical equipment repairers by type of employer (BLS data)
Following are the salary distributions by employer type as reported by BLS based on large employer-focused surveys. We note that smaller employer categories are not included by BLS. Remember that the BLS salaries are for the specialty medical equipment repairers, and may differ signficantly from the ACS salary estimates which combine several career specialties.
$49K$59K$56K$49K$61K$0$20,000$40,000$60,000$80,000$100,000$120,000Federal governmentState governmentLocal governmentPrivateAll
Age and career advancement
Salary growth for precision instrument and equipment repairers

The biggest take-away from the following two charts is the relationship between salary and experience that we can infer from age. Does this job seem to attract especially younger or older workers? Does it reward experience?

Take a minute a look at how much you might expect your salary to increase with each five years' experience, as well as how the numbers working in this career changes. We only provide this data when there are enough consistent ACS survey responses to allow a reasonable margin of error, so for some careers you will see gaps in our reporting of salary by age.

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Our only sources for career data containing age, gender, or origin/race come from the Census Bureau. To provide these breakdowns, we have aggregated ACS person-level career survey responses by career, gender, race, and age. These graphics reflect the results of our aggregations, and are useful for identifying trends. A careful statistical study of the impact of age, gender, and race on salaries would correct for other factors that could be contributing to salary differences.

Gender and Equity
Precision instrument and equipment repairers and gender

With 11% women, this occupation has a lower percentage of women than 77% of careers.

Context: Women in the workforce
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Gender of Precision instrument and equipment repairers
Men (89%)
Women (11%)
Distribution: Salaries by gender

As we'll illustrate at the bottom of this section, the median (middle) salary for all full-time male workers in the US exceeds the full-time median salary for women by 20%, and the difference for precision instrument and equipment repairers tops that, with the median salary for men 44% higher than the median salary for women. This chart shows you the salary range for most workers by gender.

$36K$51K$0$20K$40K$60K$80K$100KWomenMen
Context: Salary Inequity

Nationwide there are twenty careers for which men do not have a higher median (middle) salary than women. The chart below shows the salary inequity, the percentage by which the median men's salary is higher than the median women's salary, for most jobs. Precision instrument and equipment repairers have one of the higher percentage increases for men's salary, with the increase for the men's median salary over the women's median salary in this job even higher than that for 93% of other jobs.

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Our only sources for career data containing age, gender, or origin/race come from the Census Bureau. To provide these breakdowns, we have aggregated ACS person-level career survey responses by career, gender, race, and age. These graphics reflect the results of our aggregations, and are useful for identifying trends. A careful statistical study of the impact of age, gender, and race on salaries would correct for other factors that could be contributing to salary differences.

Race/Origin
Race and origin of precision instrument and equipment repairers

The representation of minority and foreign-born workers is quite different between careers, and the relative pay of those workers also varies significantly between careers. There is a smaller percentage of minority precision instrument and equipment repairers than for 60% of other careers. The percentage of foreign-born workers in this career is near the middle of all careers.

Race/origin of precision instrument and equipment repairers
White (80% )
Black (7% )
Asian (6% )
Other (3% )
Multiracial (2% )
Hispanic (1% )
American Indian (1% )
Pacific Islander (0% )
Context: Representation of minorities in the workforce
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Context: Representation of foreign-born workers
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Distribution: Salaries for precision instrument and equipment repairers by race/origin

For some careers, there is a pay disparity depending on race or origin, though this is not prevalent. We calculate standard errors for all of our calculations, and when the error is high we do not show results. Therefore, for some jobs will have omitted race/origin categories.

$34K$44K$45K$50K$51K$0$20K$40K$60K$80K$100KOtherHispanicBlackAsianWhite
Distribution: Salaries for precision instrument and equipment repairers by nativity
$47K$50K$0$20K$40K$60K$80K$100KAll foreign-bornAll native citizens

Our only sources for career data containing age, gender, or origin/race come from the Census Bureau. To provide these breakdowns, we have aggregated ACS person-level career survey responses by career, gender, race, and age. These graphics reflect the results of our aggregations, and are useful for identifying trends. A careful statistical study of the impact of age, gender, and race on salaries would correct for other factors that could be contributing to salary differences.

Pathways to this career
Education requirements and salary
Education attained by medical equipment repairers

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), medical equipment repairers typically hold a associate's degree.

Sometimes the typical education identified by the BLS differs a bit from the reality of the how much education current workers actually have. The donut shows the education level held by people currently working as precision instrument and equipment repairers as reported in responses to the American Community Survey. Following, we investigate whether education level influences salary for precision instrument and equipment repairers.

Education attained by precision instrument and equipment repairers
None
High School
Some College
Associate's Degree
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree
Professional Deg/Doct
Doctorate
Details: Education and training recommended for medical equipment repairers

Education requirements for medical equipment repairers vary, depending on a worker’s experience and area of specialization. However, the most common education is an associate’s degree in biomedical equipment technology or engineering. Those who repair less-complicated equipment, such as hospital beds and electric wheelchairs, may learn entirely through on-the-job training, sometimes lasting up to 1 year. Repairers who work on more sophisticated equipment, such as CAT scanners and defibrillators, may need a bachelor’s degree.

Details: Licensing and certification recommended for medical equipment repairers

Although not mandatory, certification can demonstrate competence and professionalism, making candidates more attractive to employers. It can also increase a repairer’s opportunities for advancement. Most manufacturers and employers, particularly those in hospitals, often pay for their in-house medical repairers to become certified.

Some associations offer certifications for medical equipment repairers. For example, the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI) offers certification in three specialty areas—Certified Biomedical Equipment Technician (CBET), Certified Radiology Equipment Specialists (CRES), and Certified Laboratory Equipment Specialist (CLES).

Distribution: Salary by education level

What level of education is truly needed for precision instrument and equipment repairers? Below we see the distribution of precision instrument and equipment repairers salaries based on the education attained. These comparisons are based on all survey responses by those who identified themselves as precision instrument and equipment repairers, and are not intended as a statistical analysis of salary differences that would correct for non-educational factors that could contribute to high or low earnings.

$33K$42K$49K$59K$50K$47K$0$20K$40K$60K$80K$100K$120KNone (4%)High School (22%)Some College (30%)Associate's Degree (23%)Bachelor's Degree (17%)Master's Degree (3%)
Bachelor's degree pathways
College majors held by precision instrument and equipment repairers

This table shows the college majors held by people working as precision instrument and equipment repairers. Select any degree to see detailed information. We are able to connect careers to degrees using the American Community Survey (ACS), and their degrees are defined a little differently from our programs, which are based on standard CIP classifications. Therefore, selecting some degrees will lead to a selection of CIP-level programs from which to choose.

If you see "**" before the name of a degree/program, that means this field is one that the Department of Education believes is preparatory for this career. However, you can see from this list that those recommendations are far from your only path to this job!

Degree
Select any title to learn more about that degree
Percentage of Precision instrument and equipment repairers with this degree
Salary for all majors
Salary distribution (across jobs). Showing 0-$200,000.
Median
Middle 50%
Middle 80%
Education
Final education level of all people with this major
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree
Doctorate
Gender
Gender of people this bachelor's degree
Men
Women
8.8%
$0$200K$51K
7.4%
$0$200K$97K
4.3%
$0$200K$63K
3.8%
$0$200K$63K
3.7%
$0$200K$80K
3.7%
$0$200K$89K
2.3%
$0$200K$73K
2.0%
$0$200K$53K
1.8%
$0$200K$72K
1.7%
$0$200K$60K
1.4%
$0$200K$70K
1.4%
$0$200K$67K
The link between degrees and careers
The link between degrees and careers

With the following "sankey" diagram, you can follow the top ten bachelor's degrees held by people working as precision instrument and equipment repairers, and then, in turn, you can see the 10 occupations that hire the most of each degree's graduates. This visualization links fields of studies and careers, suggesting both similar careers and options for degrees. The full list of bachelor's degrees held by precision instrument and equipment repairers given in the previous section reminds us that there are many paths to these careers beyond what we can summarize here.

This job
Top 10 majors
Each major's top ten jobs
Elementary and middle school teachersMusicians, singers, and related workersPostsecondary teachersManagers (specialized areas)Secondary school teachersTeachers and instructors (specialized areas)Secretaries and administrative assistantsClergyEducation administratorsFirst-line supervisors of retail sales workersApplications and systems software developersElectrical and electronics engineersEngineers (specialized areas)Architectural and engineering managersComputer and information systems managersComputer programmersChief executives and legislatorsCivil engineersAccountants and auditorsFinancial managersWholesale and manufacturing sales representativesHuman resources workersFirst-line supervisors of non-retail sales workersMarketing and sales managersRetail salespersonsComputer systems analystsComputer occupations (specialized areas)Computer support specialistsEngineering techniciansPhysicians and surgeonsDentistsRegistered nursesPhysical scientists (specialized areas)Epidemiologists and Medical/Life ScientistsClinical laboratory technologists and techniciansPharmacistsMechanical engineersIndustrial engineersAerospace engineersManagement analystsChemists and materials scientistsMusicElectrical EngineeringBusiness Management andAdministrationGeneral BusinessArt and Music EducationElectrical EngineeringTechnologiesBiologyGeneral EngineeringMechanical EngineeringChemistryAll other degrees
Switching Careers
Most common new jobs
The most common next careers for precision instrument and equipment repairers

What jobs will most precision instrument and equipment repairers hold next year?

The data in this chart comes from person interviews for the Census Bureau's Current Population Survey. The survey interviews households eight times over a two-year period, allowing us a glimpse into how people move from job to job. You can see more details from the results of the survey in our last tab in this section, and you can read about our methodology in our source descriptions.

Here we see all of the jobs that at least 1% of precision instrument and equipment repairers reported holding in their second year's survey. Is your future job on this list?

Precision instrument and equipment repairersMaintenance and repair workersElectriciansEngineering techniciansDiagnostic related technologists and techniciansElectrical, electronics, and electromechanical assemblersHealthcare support workersClinical laboratory technologists and techniciansComputer hardware engineersManagers (specialized areas)Metal and plastic workersIndustrial and refractory machinery mechanicsComputer, automated teller, and office machine repairersInspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighersJanitors and building cleanersFirst-line supervisors of non-retail sales workersAssemblers and fabricators (specialized areas)Retail salespersons
Lateral career moves
Lateral job transitions for precision instrument and equipment repairers

A lateral career transition is a move to a job with similar pay and responsibilities. A move to such a job can offer a change of pace without an increase in stress or a decrease in pay. The following table simply identifies all 10 jobs which were held by at least 1% of survey respondents before working as precision instrument and equipment repairers as well as 1% of respondents after working as precision instrument and equipment repairers. Select a row to investigate the job's full description and determine if it truly offers an opportunity for a lateral transition.

Lateral-move careers for precision instrument and equipment repairers
Annual openings
How many openings are expected each year?
Salary
Salary distribution for people in this occupation. Range is 0-$200,000.
Median
Middle 50%
Middle 80%
Education
High School
Some College
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree
Doctorate
Gender
Men
Women
Retail salespersons
676,200
$0$200K$31K
Maintenance and repair workers
155,500
$0$200K$42K
Electricians
83,100
$0$200K$49K
Engineering technicians
40,100
$0$200K$54K
First-line supervisors of non-retail sales workers
39,600
$0$200K$59K
Industrial and refractory machinery mechanics
33,200
$0$200K$50K
Diagnostic related technologists and technicians
26,300
$0$200K$57K
Clinical laboratory technologists and technicians
25,900
$0$200K$46K
Healthcare support workers
21,300
$0$200K$29K
Metal and plastic workers
20,700
$0$200K$34K
Full prior and next career listings
Prior and next careers for precision instrument and equipment repairers: full listings

What do people typically do before and after they work as precision instrument and equipment repairers? Here are the full lists of all jobs that at least 1% of precision instrument and equipment repairers surveyed reported as holding a year earlier or later.

Choose which type of transition to view
Prior jobs
Next jobs
Prior careers for precision instrument and equipment repairers
Annual openings
How many openings are expected each year?
Salary
Salary distribution for people in this occupation. Range is 0-$200,000.
Median
Middle 50%
Middle 80%
Education
High School
Some College
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree
Doctorate
Gender
Men
Women
Percentage Transitioning
What percentage worked in this job the previous year?
Retail salespersons
676,200
$0$200K$31K
1.8%
Secretaries and administrative assistants
395,200
$0$200K$36K
1.5%
Driver/sales workers and truck drivers
376,900
$0$200K$41K
2.5%
Customer service representatives
373,800
$0$200K$32K
1.0%
First-line supervisors of retail sales workers
171,800
$0$200K$39K
2.9%
Maintenance and repair workers
155,500
$0$200K$42K
4.0%
Applications and systems software developers
118,900
$0$200K$96K
1.4%
Electricians
83,100
$0$200K$49K
1.4%
Nonfarm animal caretakers
48,500
$0$200K$24K
1.0%
Engineering technicians
40,100
$0$200K$54K
6.0%
First-line supervisors of non-retail sales workers
39,600
$0$200K$59K
3.4%
Industrial and refractory machinery mechanics
33,200
$0$200K$50K
2.5%
Diagnostic related technologists and technicians
26,300
$0$200K$57K
1.2%
Clinical laboratory technologists and technicians
25,900
$0$200K$46K
1.1%
Science technicians
24,800
$0$200K$41K
1.8%
Radio and telecommunications equipment installers and repairers
23,700
$0$200K$52K
1.4%
Installation, maintenance, and repair workers
22,800
$0$200K$39K
2.1%
Healthcare support workers
21,300
$0$200K$29K
3.0%
Mechanical engineers
21,200
$0$200K$83K
2.5%
Metal and plastic workers
20,700
$0$200K$34K
1.6%
Read about medical equipment repairers
Responsibilities and activities
Personality and skills
Personality and skills

Can you see yourself in the ranks of medical equipment repairers? Here are the skills and traits that could lead to success.

Communication skills
Medical equipment repairers must effectively communicate technical information by telephone, in writing, and in person when speaking to clients, supervisors, and co-workers.
Dexterity
Many tasks, such as connecting or attaching parts and using hand tools, require a steady hand and good hand-eye coordination.
Mechanical skills
Medical equipment repairers must be familiar with medical components and systems and how they interact. Often, repairers must disassemble and reassemble major parts for repair.
Physical stamina
Standing, crouching, and bending in awkward positions are common when making repairs to equipment. Therefore, workers should be physically fit.
Technical skills
Technicians use sophisticated diagnostic tools when working on complex medical equipment. They must be familiar with both the equipment’s internal parts and the appropriate tools needed to fix them.
Time-management skills
Because repairing vital medical equipment is urgent, workers must make good use of their time and perform repairs quickly.
Troubleshooting skills
As medical equipment becomes more intricate, problems become more difficult to identify. Therefore, repairers must be able to find and solve problems that are not immediately apparent.
Trends in employment
Salary trends
Distribution and trends: Salaries for medical equipment repairers
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Adjusted for inflation
Historic dollars

In 2018, the median (middle) salary for medical equipment repairers was higher than 51% of all other jobs' middle salaries. This graphic shows how the salary distribution (adjusted for inflation) has changed for this job over recent years. The gray line, as a comparison, shows the median salary of all US workers.

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Projected versus actual employment
Exploring actual employment trends versus projected trends

Currently, jobs for medical equipment repairers are anticipated to grow by 4% over the next decade; 67% of jobs are projected to grow more.

The projected employment for medical equipment repairers is the best guess created by talented economists and statisticians at the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). However, as you look through several careers you'll notice that the projections are heavily influenced by past performance and may miss current trends. No one can tell the future, and as new information and better techniques are developed, actual counts and future projections may change. Here's a glimpse at the actual counts versus the projections over time.

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Employment counts
Actual measured employment
BLS 10-year predictions
Variation by state
Employment
State-by-state employment numbers

Some careers tend to be centered in specific parts of the country. For example, most jobs in fashion are in New York or California. Let's see if your dream job is easy to find in your dream location! We have a few choices for viewing the data that can help you get a full employment picture.

Job density versus job count

Which states hire the most medical equipment repairers? We wonder if that's a fair question since states come in all sizes, so instead let's start with the question of which states have the highest density of people working as medical equipment repairers. You can choose to view the number of jobs per state if you prefer.

BLS vs ACS data

This map defaults to employment information from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), which provides job totals carefully compiled for accuracy and with a primary focus on how employers describe their workers. The BLS job totals do not count self-employed workers. We've also compiled totals using the Census Bureau's American Community Survey (ACS) which are based on how workers describe themselves. Sometimes ACS results are quite a bit different from the employer-based BLS data.

One important factor in the differences between ACS and BLS data is that the ACS numbers are for all precision instrument and equipment repairers, comprised of all specialities listed in the menu bar, and you can choose to view the BLS at the specialty or full career level.

Choose the metric to review
Jobs per 1000 working
Number of jobs
Use this data source
BLS for this specialty
Number of Medical Equipment Repairers per 1,000 workers (BLS)
Select a state to see local area details
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Salary
Salaries by state
Let's get a feel for where medical equipment repairers earn the highest salaries. There are several choices for which data we consider and how we view that data, and each can lead to different conclusions, so please read on...
Median salary versus state ratio

We use two methods to compare salaries across states:

  • In-state comparisons: the ratio of median (middle) salaries for precision instrument and equipment repairers compared to the median salary for all people working in each state, or
  • Median salary: the unaltered median salaries for precision instrument and equipment repairers.

We hope the ratio allows perspective about how salaries may compare to the regional cost-of-living.

BLS vs ACS data

We have two sources for statewide salary information with important distinctions. The BLS data is created by surveying companies, missing individuals who are self-employed or work for smaller companies. The ACS data is compiled from multi-faceted household surveys and may reflect the inconsistencies that people may have in reporting information. The ACS salaries are for all precision instrument and equipment repairers, which combines the specialities from which you can choose at the top of the page.

Choose the metric to review
In-state comparisions
Median salary
Use this data source
BLS for this specialty
Median salary ratio: Medical Equipment Repairers to all workers (BLS for this specialty)
The darkest shading corresponds to states in which medical equipment repairers earn the highest salary when compared to other jobs in the state. We think this ratio might be a better indicator than the actual salary for your buying power as a state resident.
Select a state to see local area details
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Compare to similar jobs

If this job interests you, then use the dots below to find other jobs you might like. The dots closer to the top represent jobs that are like Precision instrument and equipment repairers (shown with a blue star). Look for the dots to the right to find the best salaries! (We pulled salary data from BLS, and they give a top salary value of just over $200K to protect privacy, so our graph would go much higher if the salaries were not top coded.)

How should the career similarity be computed

There are a number of ways to measure the similarity of jobs, here are a few we provide:

  • Interests: Also known as a Holland Code - Are you a thinker? A helper? What fits your personality?
  • Environment: Are there hazards? Will you be comfortable? Will it be stressful?
  • Knowledge: What do you need to know the most about?
  • Physical Abilities: Do you need to especially strong or coordinated?
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