Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
52,500 1.6 % $17.29 $35,960 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.35 $13.49 $16.54 $20.13 $24.34
Annual Wage (2) $23,610 $28,060 $34,400 $41,860 $50,620


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 36,480 0.67 $17.43 $36,260
Outpatient Care Centers 4,050 0.49 $18.16 $37,780
Offices of Dentists 3,000 0.33 $14.25 $29,640
Offices of Physicians 2,750 0.11 $17.32 $36,040
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 910 0.03 $18.11 $37,660

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 36,480 0.67 $17.43 $36,260
Outpatient Care Centers 4,050 0.49 $18.16 $37,780
Offices of Dentists 3,000 0.33 $14.25 $29,640
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 730 0.29 $19.15 $39,830
Consumer Goods Rental 350 0.21 $16.82 $34,980

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers (8) (8) $26.55 $55,230
Management of Companies and Enterprises 110 (7) $21.19 $44,080
Employment Services 570 0.02 $20.10 $41,810
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 730 0.29 $19.15 $39,830
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 30 (7) $18.95 $39,420


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 0.41 1.11 $21.65 $45,030
Florida 3,860 0.47 1.25 $14.50 $30,160
Texas 3,170 0.27 0.72 $15.76 $32,780
New York 2,720 0.30 0.80 $18.87 $39,260
New Jersey 2,570 0.65 1.74 $18.05 $37,550




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 500 0.84 2.23 $15.52 $32,290
Oregon 1,220 0.68 1.82 $19.35 $40,250
New Jersey 2,570 0.65 1.74 $18.05 $37,550
Alabama 1,150 0.60 1.60 $12.52 $26,050
Washington 1,760 0.57 1.54 $19.03 $39,590




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 0.41 1.11 $21.65 $45,030
Nevada 260 0.21 0.55 $21.17 $44,040
Alaska 110 0.35 0.93 $20.62 $42,890
Massachusetts 1,610 0.46 1.24 $20.62 $42,880
District of Columbia 260 0.38 1.00 $20.06 $41,710





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 2,590 0.39 1.05 $19.10 $39,720
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,590 0.38 1.01 $19.66 $40,880
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 1,090 0.30 0.80 $17.75 $36,920
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 1,040 0.54 1.44 $17.46 $36,310
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 910 0.50 1.35 $21.23 $44,160
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 800 0.70 1.88 $20.90 $43,480
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 780 0.58 1.56 $17.82 $37,070
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 750 0.64 1.71 $14.67 $30,520
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 690 0.24 0.63 $16.46 $34,240
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 680 0.28 0.75 $18.24 $37,940




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)
Rochester, MN 390 3.41 9.12 $17.68 $36,770
Springfield, IL 170 1.57 4.21 $13.27 $27,610
Olympia-Tumwater, WA 150 1.42 3.81 $19.54 $40,630
Modesto, CA 240 1.38 3.70 $18.39 $38,250
Anniston-Oxford-Jacksonville, AL 60 1.35 3.62 $11.11 $23,110
Wheeling, WV-OH 80 1.26 3.37 $14.72 $30,630
Flagstaff, AZ 70 1.16 3.11 $14.94 $31,070
Killeen-Temple, TX 150 1.11 2.98 $15.41 $32,050
Bend-Redmond, OR 80 1.11 2.96 $17.37 $36,120
Bangor, ME 70 1.09 2.91 $15.73 $32,730