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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
53,920 1.5 % $17.82 $37,060 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.83 $13.86 $17.00 $20.95 $25.11
Annual Wage (2) $24,600 $28,830 $35,370 $43,570 $52,240


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 37,790 0.69 $17.87 $37,160
Outpatient Care Centers 4,090 0.46 $18.98 $39,490
Offices of Dentists 2,680 0.29 $14.71 $30,600
Offices of Physicians 2,670 0.10 $17.93 $37,300
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 790 0.03 $19.21 $39,950

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 37,790 0.69 $17.87 $37,160
Outpatient Care Centers 4,090 0.46 $18.98 $39,490
Offices of Dentists 2,680 0.29 $14.71 $30,600
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 660 0.25 $19.72 $41,010
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services 630 0.21 $15.36 $31,950

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Management of Companies and Enterprises 130 0.01 $22.57 $46,950
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers 210 0.02 $22.31 $46,400
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers (8) (8) $20.92 $43,500
Employment Services 790 0.02 $20.80 $43,260
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 660 0.25 $19.72 $41,010


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 6,210 0.37 0.98 $22.66 $47,140
Florida 3,780 0.45 1.19 $15.16 $31,530
New York 3,200 0.35 0.92 $20.03 $41,670
Texas 3,000 0.25 0.67 $16.41 $34,130
New Jersey 2,860 0.71 1.89 $18.61 $38,700




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)
Maine 490 0.82 2.16 $16.15 $33,590
New Jersey 2,860 0.71 1.89 $18.61 $38,700
Alabama 1,370 0.71 1.88 $13.07 $27,190
Oregon 1,170 0.64 1.69 $20.01 $41,630
North Dakota 270 0.64 1.68 $16.20 $33,690




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nevada 370 0.28 0.75 $23.18 $48,210
California 6,210 0.37 0.98 $22.66 $47,140
Hawaii 200 0.31 0.82 $22.13 $46,020
Alaska 170 0.55 1.45 $21.72 $45,180
Massachusetts 1,550 0.44 1.16 $21.32 $44,350



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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-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 2,920 0.44 1.15 $19.91 $41,420
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,500 0.34 0.90 $20.87 $43,400
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 1,320 0.36 0.95 $17.84 $37,110
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 920 0.50 1.32 $21.80 $45,350
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 900 0.46 1.21 $17.24 $35,860
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 770 0.31 0.82 $18.46 $38,410
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 760 0.56 1.47 $18.72 $38,930
St. Louis, MO-IL 730 0.54 1.42 $15.34 $31,910
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 730 0.28 0.73 $17.08 $35,540
Newark, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 730 0.62 1.65 $19.62 $40,800


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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)
Springfield, IL 170 1.56 4.12 $13.63 $28,360
Grants Pass, OR 30 1.31 3.47 $17.14 $35,650
Bangor, ME 80 1.21 3.21 $17.71 $36,840
Billings, MT 100 1.21 3.20 $15.90 $33,080
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ 150 1.19 3.14 $20.11 $41,830
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 560 1.11 2.93 $13.23 $27,510
Medford, OR 90 1.07 2.83 $17.32 $36,020
Flagstaff, AZ 60 1.06 2.79 $15.50 $32,250
Wheeling, WV-OH 60 1.04 2.75 $15.22 $31,650
Olympia-Tumwater, WA 110 1.03 2.72 $16.89 $35,140


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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-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 410 0.37 0.97 $28.24 $58,730
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 510 0.47 1.24 $27.17 $56,510
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 460 0.48 1.26 $26.53 $55,180
Salinas, CA 60 0.33 0.87 $26.47 $55,060
Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA 30 0.34 0.89 $25.08 $52,170
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 280 0.29 0.76 $25.04 $52,070
Fresno, CA 110 0.29 0.77 $24.39 $50,740
Vallejo-Fairfield, CA 70 0.50 1.32 $23.38 $48,630
Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley, CA Metropolitan Division 420 0.37 0.98 $22.96 $47,760
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 540 0.37 0.99 $22.57 $46,940

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)
Northeast Maine nonmetropolitan area 110 1.53 4.05 $16.33 $33,970
Piedmont North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 80 0.33 0.86 $14.10 $29,330
Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 80 0.67 1.78 $15.45 $32,140
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 80 0.24 0.64 $15.61 $32,460
Central Oregon nonmetropolitan area 80 1.32 3.48 $15.87 $33,010

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)
Northeast Maine nonmetropolitan area 110 1.53 4.05 $16.33 $33,970
Central Oregon nonmetropolitan area 80 1.32 3.48 $15.87 $33,010
Northwest Washington nonmetropolitan area 40 0.84 2.21 $18.02 $37,480
Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area 50 0.76 2.01 $18.78 $39,050
Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 80 0.67 1.78 $15.45 $32,140

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)
Northwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 30 0.28 0.74 $22.58 $46,970
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area 40 0.37 0.97 $20.54 $42,730
Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area 50 0.76 2.01 $18.78 $39,050
West Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 30 0.16 0.42 $18.28 $38,030
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 50 0.28 0.74 $18.04 $37,510


About May 2017 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 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.

(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 2017 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2018