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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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)
55,610 1.6 % $18.27 $37,990 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.19 $14.23 $17.42 $21.51 $25.74
Annual Wage (2) $25,350 $29,590 $36,240 $44,750 $53,540


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 38,640 0.70 $18.34 $38,140
Outpatient Care Centers 3,860 0.42 $19.76 $41,100
Offices of Dentists 3,180 0.34 $14.67 $30,520
Offices of Physicians 2,720 0.11 $18.62 $38,730
Employment Services 1,020 0.03 $21.00 $43,680

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 38,640 0.70 $18.34 $38,140
Outpatient Care Centers 3,860 0.42 $19.76 $41,100
Offices of Dentists 3,180 0.34 $14.67 $30,520
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 720 0.27 $20.19 $41,990
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services 720 0.23 $15.46 $32,160

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 50 (7) $26.77 $55,670
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers (8) (8) $23.42 $48,720
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers 110 0.02 $21.41 $44,530
Employment Services 1,020 0.03 $21.00 $43,680
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 720 0.27 $20.19 $41,990


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 6,300 0.37 0.96 $22.80 $47,430
New York 3,600 0.38 1.00 $20.89 $43,450
Texas 3,210 0.26 0.69 $16.31 $33,920
Florida 2,920 0.34 0.88 $15.70 $32,650
New Jersey 2,810 0.69 1.80 $18.95 $39,420




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 510 0.84 2.18 $16.53 $34,380
Alabama 1,490 0.77 1.99 $13.52 $28,120
Alaska 230 0.73 1.91 $22.27 $46,320
New Jersey 2,810 0.69 1.80 $18.95 $39,420
North Dakota 250 0.61 1.59 $17.36 $36,120




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 6,300 0.37 0.96 $22.80 $47,430
Massachusetts 1,370 0.38 1.00 $22.39 $46,570
Alaska 230 0.73 1.91 $22.27 $46,320
Nevada 320 0.24 0.62 $21.55 $44,830
Hawaii 270 0.41 1.08 $20.96 $43,600





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 4,690 0.49 1.28 $20.94 $43,540
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 2,220 0.36 0.94 $21.11 $43,920
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 2,030 0.44 1.14 $18.76 $39,020
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 1,300 0.46 1.19 $18.31 $38,090
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 1,260 0.35 0.92 $17.56 $36,520
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 1,170 0.45 1.17 $16.71 $34,760
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 980 0.37 0.95 $17.82 $37,070
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 930 0.34 0.87 $23.00 $47,850
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 920 0.29 0.76 $20.20 $42,010
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 890 0.43 1.12 $18.02 $37,470




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)
Morgantown, WV 100 1.54 4.00 $17.88 $37,180
Grants Pass, OR 40 1.54 4.00 $17.13 $35,620
Cumberland, MD-WV 60 1.54 4.00 $19.82 $41,220
Dothan, AL 80 1.38 3.60 $12.75 $26,510
Greenville, NC 90 1.23 3.21 $14.09 $29,310
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 620 1.22 3.18 $13.79 $28,680
Sioux Falls, SD 190 1.21 3.14 $15.19 $31,600
Flagstaff, AZ 70 1.20 3.12 $16.01 $33,300
Fargo, ND-MN 150 1.10 2.87 $16.72 $34,790
Springfield, MO 220 1.09 2.84 $15.00 $31,210