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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

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 Medical Equipment Preparers
Industry profile for Medical Equipment Preparers
Geographic profile for Medical Equipment Preparers

National estimates for Medical Equipment Preparers:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Medical Equipment Preparers:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
56,870 1.6 % $ 19.75 $ 41,070 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for Medical Equipment Preparers:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 13.20 $ 15.53 $ 18.65 $ 23.23 $ 28.54
Annual Wage (2) $ 27,450 $ 32,300 $ 38,800 $ 48,310 $ 59,370


Industry profile for Medical Equipment Preparers:

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

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Medical Equipment Preparers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 41,330 0.74 $ 19.77 $ 41,120
Offices of Dentists 3,540 0.42 $ 17.25 $ 35,880
Outpatient Care Centers 3,180 0.33 $ 22.55 $ 46,910
Offices of Physicians 2,560 0.10 $ 19.96 $ 41,510
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 1,010 0.38 $ 21.29 $ 44,280

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Medical Equipment Preparers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 41,330 0.74 $ 19.77 $ 41,120
Offices of Dentists 3,540 0.42 $ 17.25 $ 35,880
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 1,010 0.38 $ 21.29 $ 44,280
Outpatient Care Centers 3,180 0.33 $ 22.55 $ 46,910
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services 580 0.19 $ 18.84 $ 39,180

Top paying industries for Medical Equipment Preparers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 50 (7) $ 24.38 $ 50,710
Outpatient Care Centers 3,180 0.33 $ 22.55 $ 46,910
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 260 0.04 $ 21.80 $ 45,340
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 1,010 0.38 $ 21.29 $ 44,280
Electronic and Precision Equipment Repair and Maintenance 120 0.12 $ 20.34 $ 42,310


Geographic profile for Medical Equipment Preparers:

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





States with the highest employment level in Medical Equipment Preparers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 7,560 0.46 1.13 $ 25.85 $ 53,780
New York 3,690 0.42 1.04 $ 22.20 $ 46,180
Texas 3,430 0.28 0.69 $ 17.43 $ 36,250
Florida 2,430 0.29 0.70 $ 16.42 $ 34,160
Illinois 2,350 0.42 1.02 $ 20.07 $ 41,750




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Medical Equipment Preparers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Maine 620 1.07 2.62 $ 18.22 $ 37,890
North Dakota 300 0.75 1.82 $ 19.53 $ 40,620
Alaska 220 0.74 1.81 $ 24.21 $ 50,350
West Virginia 430 0.67 1.63 $ 16.82 $ 34,990
South Dakota 270 0.66 1.62 $ 15.85 $ 32,960




Top paying states for Medical Equipment Preparers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 7,560 0.46 1.13 $ 25.85 $ 53,780
Massachusetts 1,270 0.38 0.93 $ 24.88 $ 51,760
District of Columbia 160 0.23 0.56 $ 24.64 $ 51,260
Alaska 220 0.74 1.81 $ 24.21 $ 50,350
New York 3,690 0.42 1.04 $ 22.20 $ 46,180





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Medical Equipment Preparers:

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 4,050 0.46 1.12 $ 22.84 $ 47,500
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 2,870 0.49 1.21 $ 23.83 $ 49,560
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 1,790 0.41 1.00 $ 20.38 $ 42,390
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 1,130 0.31 0.77 $ 17.83 $ 37,090
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 1,060 0.39 0.96 $ 18.58 $ 38,650
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 1,040 0.40 0.97 $ 18.64 $ 38,780
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 1,010 0.43 1.06 $ 31.39 $ 65,280
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 890 0.34 0.83 $ 25.39 $ 52,820
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 880 0.29 0.71 $ 22.37 $ 46,540
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 850 0.40 0.98 $ 19.42 $ 40,390




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Medical Equipment Preparers:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Cape Girardeau, MO-IL 90 2.17 5.30 $ 13.83 $ 28,770
Columbia, MO 140 1.55 3.79 $ 17.25 $ 35,870
Bangor, ME 90 1.52 3.72 (8) (8)
Sioux Falls, SD 210 1.37 3.34 $ 15.87 $ 33,020
Grants Pass, OR 30 1.25 3.06 (8) (8)
Portland-South Portland, ME 250 1.24 3.04 $ 16.95 $ 35,260
Binghamton, NY 110 1.20 2.94 $ 15.74 $ 32,740
Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA 270 1.18 2.89 $ 19.50 $ 40,570
Corvallis, OR 40 1.16 2.84 $ 18.20 $ 37,860
Charleston, WV 120 1.15 2.82 $ 16.01 $ 33,300




Top paying metropolitan areas for Medical Equipment Preparers:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Vallejo-Fairfield, CA 80 0.59 1.45 $ 31.44 $ 65,400
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 1,010 0.43 1.06 $ 31.39 $ 65,280
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 590 0.60 1.48 $ 31.24 $ 64,970
Modesto, CA 110 0.59 1.44 $ 28.59 $ 59,460
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 90 0.29 0.71 $ 27.40 $ 56,990
Visalia-Porterville, CA (8) (8) (8) $ 27.33 $ 56,850
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 400 0.28 0.69 $ 26.44 $ 55,000
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 710 0.64 1.57 $ 26.14 $ 54,380
Stockton-Lodi, CA 70 0.29 0.70 $ 26.01 $ 54,100
Fresno, CA 190 0.49 1.20 $ 25.83 $ 53,730

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Medical Equipment Preparers:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northeast Maine nonmetropolitan area 130 2.00 4.88 $ 21.16 $ 44,020
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 120 0.64 1.57 $ 16.68 $ 34,700
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area 110 0.58 1.42 $ 14.29 $ 29,710
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 100 0.27 0.65 $ 15.36 $ 31,960
Southeast Coastal North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 90 0.39 0.95 $ 15.20 $ 31,620

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Medical Equipment Preparers:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northeast Maine nonmetropolitan area 130 2.00 4.88 $ 21.16 $ 44,020
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 120 0.64 1.57 $ 16.68 $ 34,700
Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 70 0.63 1.55 $ 17.52 $ 36,440
Southeast-Central Idaho nonmetropolitan area 50 0.61 1.49 $ 15.81 $ 32,880
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area 110 0.58 1.42 $ 14.29 $ 29,710

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Medical Equipment Preparers:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
North Valley-Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area 40 0.39 0.95 $ 22.83 $ 47,490
Northwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 50 0.45 1.11 $ 21.93 $ 45,620
Northeast Maine nonmetropolitan area 130 2.00 4.88 $ 21.16 $ 44,020
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area 50 0.49 1.19 $ 20.31 $ 42,240
Western Washington nonmetropolitan area 40 0.34 0.82 $ 20.14 $ 41,890


About May 2020 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.

(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 OEWS estimates and related information:

May 2020 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2021