Biomedical Engineer Salary

Biomedical engineers hold about 16,100 jobs. Manufacturing industries employ 38% of all biomedical engineers, primarily in the medical instruments and supplies industries. Many others work for health services. Some (<7%) also work on a contract (consulting) basis for government agencies or as independent consultants.

Biomedical Engineering Salaries

Biomedical engineer salary range for the middle 50% is between $57,120 and $93,890. Biomedical engineer salaries for the lowest 10% are less than $43,570. Biomedical engineer salaries for the highest 10% are more than $119,260.

Biomedical engineer starting salary for B.S. grads averages around $53,470. M.S. candidates average $67,360. Ph.Ds average $77,520. West coast manufactuers offered the highest starting salaries for new grads, and east coast employers provided the highest salaries for experienced biomedical engineers and biomedical engineering managers.

Biomedical Engineering Employment Outlook

Biomedical engineer employment is expected to increase faster than the average for most non-engineering occupations through 2015. The aging population and the focus on health issues will increase the demand for better and cheaper medical devices and systems. For example, computer-assisted surgery and cellular/tissue engineering are being more heavily researched and are developing rapidly.

In addition, the rehabilitation and orthopedic engineering specialties are growing, increasing the need for more biomedical engineers. Along with the demand for more sophisticated medical equipment and procedures is an increased concern for cost efficiency and effectiveness that also will increase the need for biomedical engineers.

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