Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

31-9093 Medical Equipment Preparers

Prepare, sterilize, install, or clean laboratory or healthcare equipment. May perform routine laboratory tasks and operate or inspect equipment.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
51,300 1.5 % $16.02 $33,320 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.47 $12.58 $15.25 $18.35 $22.80
Annual Wage (2) $21,770 $26,170 $31,720 $38,170 $47,420


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 36,100 0.68 $16.02 $33,310
Outpatient Care Centers 3,820 0.57 $17.32 $36,020
Offices of Physicians 2,730 0.11 $16.56 $34,440
Offices of Dentists 2,150 0.25 $12.44 $25,870
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 840 0.03 $17.03 $35,420

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 36,100 0.68 $16.02 $33,310
Outpatient Care Centers 3,820 0.57 $17.32 $36,020
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 840 0.35 $18.02 $37,480
Consumer Goods Rental 480 0.29 $15.07 $31,350
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories 650 0.27 $14.67 $30,510

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing 40 0.01 $20.58 $42,800
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 40 (7) $18.42 $38,310
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 840 0.35 $18.02 $37,480
Home Health Care Services 600 0.05 $17.75 $36,910
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 70 (7) $17.43 $36,260


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 6,600 0.45 1.16 $20.54 $42,720
Florida 5,110 0.69 1.77 $13.10 $27,250
Texas 3,200 0.29 0.76 $14.60 $30,370
Illinois 2,480 0.43 1.12 $15.20 $31,620
Ohio 2,200 0.43 1.11 $14.72 $30,610




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Florida 5,110 0.69 1.77 $13.10 $27,250
Oregon 1,050 0.64 1.66 $16.98 $35,310
Minnesota 1,580 0.59 1.51 $18.27 $38,010
Maine 350 0.59 1.53 $15.15 $31,510
Alabama 1,090 0.59 1.53 $11.87 $24,690




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 6,600 0.45 1.16 $20.54 $42,720
Massachusetts 1,270 0.39 1.01 $19.78 $41,150
Alaska 90 0.28 0.73 $19.68 $40,940
Hawaii 200 0.34 0.88 $19.12 $39,780
Minnesota 1,580 0.59 1.51 $18.27 $38,010





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,390 0.26 0.68 $18.85 $39,220
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,320 0.33 0.86 $18.93 $39,370
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 1,320 0.36 0.92 $15.94 $33,160
Lake County-Kenosha County, IL-WI Metropolitan Division 950 2.50 6.46 $14.19 $29,520
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 940 0.81 2.10 $12.92 $26,880
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 860 0.84 2.17 $13.32 $27,710
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 800 0.37 0.96 $15.33 $31,900
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 790 0.45 1.16 $20.73 $43,120
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 770 0.53 1.37 $18.07 $37,580
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 760 0.42 1.10 $17.24 $35,860




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Lake County-Kenosha County, IL-WI Metropolitan Division 950 2.50 6.46 $14.19 $29,520
Chico, CA 90 1.36 3.51 (8) (8)
Flagstaff, AZ 80 1.34 3.47 $18.46 $38,390
Modesto, CA 200 1.24 3.20 $20.66 $42,970
Medford, OR 90 1.12 2.90 $16.74 $34,820
Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL 170 1.11 2.88 $12.05 $25,050
Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH 110 1.04 2.69 $14.74 $30,660
Dothan, AL 60 1.04 2.69 $8.74 $18,190
Steubenville-Weirton, OH-WV 40 1.02 2.63 $13.69 $28,470
Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL 200 1.02 2.63 $13.03 $27,100




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 410 0.39 1.01 $25.08 $52,170
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 710 0.70 1.82 $24.29 $50,520
Salinas, CA 50 0.31 0.81 $21.87 $45,490
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 510 0.55 1.43 $21.71 $45,160
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 540 0.65 1.67 $21.66 $45,050
Santa Rosa-Petaluma, CA 70 0.42 1.09 $21.38 $44,470
Barnstable Town, MA 30 0.34 0.88 $21.28 $44,250
Framingham, MA NECTA Division (8) (8) (8) $21.03 $43,730
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 790 0.45 1.16 $20.73 $43,120
Modesto, CA 200 1.24 3.20 $20.66 $42,970

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 90 0.50 1.30 $15.84 $32,940
Eastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 90 0.77 1.98 $13.43 $27,930
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 80 0.45 1.16 $15.48 $32,200
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 80 0.21 0.54 $14.48 $30,130
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 80 0.42 1.09 $15.49 $32,230

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Coastal Oregon nonmetropolitan area 70 0.99 2.56 $14.45 $30,060
Eastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 90 0.77 1.98 $13.43 $27,930
Southern Oregon & Linn County nonmetropolitan area 50 0.53 1.37 $15.32 $31,860
West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 90 0.50 1.30 $15.84 $32,940
Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 60 0.50 1.30 $13.00 $27,040

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 40 0.27 0.69 $20.52 $42,680
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 30 0.20 0.51 $19.28 $40,090
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 30 0.33 0.00 $15.94 $33,160
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $15.85 $32,960
West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 90 0.50 1.30 $15.84 $32,940


About May 2013 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2013 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: April 1, 2014