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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

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)
56,900 1.7 % $19.01 $39,530 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.75 $14.86 $18.00 $22.42 $27.36
Annual Wage (2) $26,530 $30,910 $37,440 $46,630 $56,910


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 39,780 0.71 $19.02 $39,560
Offices of Dentists 3,830 0.40 $16.21 $33,710
Outpatient Care Centers 3,510 0.37 $21.80 $45,340
Offices of Physicians 2,690 0.10 $19.14 $39,810
Employment Services 930 0.03 $19.97 $41,540

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 39,780 0.71 $19.02 $39,560
Offices of Dentists 3,830 0.40 $16.21 $33,710
Outpatient Care Centers 3,510 0.37 $21.80 $45,340
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 890 0.33 $20.11 $41,840
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services 670 0.22 $17.27 $35,930

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 40 (7) $27.60 $57,400
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers 60 0.01 $26.67 $55,480
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 260 0.04 $22.66 $47,140
Outpatient Care Centers 3,510 0.37 $21.80 $45,340
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 840 0.03 $20.59 $42,820


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 7,510 0.43 1.12 $24.16 $50,250
New York 3,590 0.38 0.97 $21.73 $45,200
Texas 3,290 0.26 0.68 $16.55 $34,430
Florida 2,620 0.30 0.77 $16.36 $34,040
New Jersey 2,440 0.60 1.54 $19.45 $40,460




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 550 0.89 2.31 $17.88 $37,200
Alaska 240 0.75 1.93 $24.37 $50,700
North Dakota 290 0.69 1.79 $17.87 $37,170
Montana 290 0.63 1.62 $16.07 $33,430
West Virginia 430 0.62 1.60 $16.51 $34,340




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 240 0.75 1.93 $24.37 $50,700
Massachusetts 1,270 0.35 0.90 $24.27 $50,490
California 7,510 0.43 1.12 $24.16 $50,250
District of Columbia 130 0.18 0.48 $23.49 $48,850
Hawaii 290 0.45 1.16 $22.24 $46,260





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-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 4,310 0.45 1.15 $21.88 $45,520
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 2,940 0.47 1.22 $22.67 $47,160
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 1,860 0.40 1.02 $19.63 $40,820
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 1,180 0.32 0.83 $16.91 $35,170
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 1,150 0.40 1.03 $18.48 $38,440
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 1,140 0.42 1.08 $17.95 $37,330
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 1,000 0.38 0.97 $17.63 $36,660
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 990 0.40 1.03 $29.17 $60,670
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 890 0.28 0.72 $20.69 $43,040
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 810 0.29 0.75 $25.04 $52,090




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)
Grants Pass, OR 50 1.76 4.55 $17.39 $36,160
Fargo, ND-MN 220 1.54 3.97 $17.29 $35,950
Great Falls, MT 50 1.50 3.88 $16.55 $34,420
Sioux Falls, SD 200 1.25 3.22 $15.79 $32,840
Greenville, NC 100 1.22 3.15 $14.83 $30,840
Morgantown, WV 80 1.18 3.06 $15.72 $32,690
Binghamton, NY 120 1.17 3.03 $15.05 $31,300
Springfield, MO 230 1.12 2.88 $15.65 $32,550
Gadsden, AL 40 1.11 2.86 $12.09 $25,160
Corvallis, OR 40 1.05 2.71 $17.72 $36,860