Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

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)
49,560 1.7 % $14.99 $31,180 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.85 $11.92 $14.45 $17.50 $21.12
Annual Wage (2) $20,480 $24,800 $30,050 $36,400 $43,940


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 34,080 0.66 $15.20 $31,620
Offices of Dentists 3,740 0.45 $10.93 $22,740
Outpatient Care Centers 3,280 0.54 $16.09 $33,460
Offices of Physicians 2,270 0.10 $15.54 $32,330
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 800 0.03 $16.35 $34,010

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 34,080 0.66 $15.20 $31,620
Outpatient Care Centers 3,280 0.54 $16.09 $33,460
Offices of Dentists 3,740 0.45 $10.93 $22,740
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 770 0.35 $18.01 $37,460
Consumer Goods Rental 510 0.29 $15.99 $33,260

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 60 (7) $18.66 $38,820
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 770 0.35 $18.01 $37,460
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers (8) (8) $17.57 $36,550
Employment Services 140 (7) $16.74 $34,810
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 800 0.03 $16.35 $34,010


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 7,030 0.50 1.30 $15.86 $32,990
Florida 5,780 0.81 2.09 $12.86 $26,750
Texas 3,120 0.30 0.78 $13.89 $28,900
New York 2,320 0.27 0.71 $17.12 $35,610
Minnesota 1,970 0.76 1.96 $17.18 $35,740




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)
Florida 5,780 0.81 2.09 $12.86 $26,750
Minnesota 1,970 0.76 1.96 $17.18 $35,740
Washington 1,790 0.66 1.70 $15.88 $33,030
Oregon 980 0.62 1.60 $15.64 $32,540
New Hampshire 330 0.54 1.39 $14.82 $30,830




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Massachusetts 1,220 0.39 1.00 $19.24 $40,010
Nevada 220 0.20 0.51 $18.60 $38,690
Hawaii 230 0.40 1.04 $17.68 $36,770
Connecticut 510 0.32 0.83 $17.26 $35,890
New Mexico 140 0.18 0.46 $17.23 $35,840





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)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,720 0.45 1.17 $14.32 $29,780
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,550 0.31 0.79 $17.86 $37,140
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 1,240 0.35 0.89 $15.20 $31,620
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 960 0.70 1.82 $16.12 $33,540
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 910 0.94 2.42 $12.56 $26,120
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 870 0.51 1.32 $18.15 $37,760
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 850 0.77 2.00 $13.37 $27,810
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 830 0.33 0.85 $14.85 $30,890
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 790 0.81 2.09 $11.85 $24,650
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 760 0.46 1.18 $19.79 $41,160




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 720 7.28 18.85 $17.42 $36,240
Gainesville, FL 220 1.83 4.74 $12.69 $26,400
Lewiston, ID-WA 40 1.63 4.22 $13.68 $28,460
Casper, WY 60 1.60 4.13 $16.29 $33,890
Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL 230 1.53 3.95 $12.21 $25,400
Kokomo, IN 50 1.24 3.22 $14.58 $30,330
Tuscaloosa, AL 100 1.18 3.06 $11.74 $24,420
Bend, OR 70 1.12 2.89 $14.55 $30,270
Steubenville-Weirton, OH-WV 50 1.11 2.88 $13.60 $28,290
Eugene-Springfield, OR 150 1.07 2.77 $13.29 $27,630




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Vallejo-Fairfield, CA 90 0.75 1.94 $22.96 $47,750
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 610 0.65 1.67 $20.19 $41,990
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 330 0.41 1.05 $20.01 $41,620
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 120 0.15 0.38 $19.85 $41,280
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 760 0.46 1.18 $19.79 $41,160
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 480 0.54 1.40 $19.27 $40,080
Worcester, MA-CT 150 0.61 1.59 $19.11 $39,750
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 320 0.27 0.69 $18.92 $39,350
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 490 0.51 1.33 $18.21 $37,890
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 870 0.51 1.32 $18.15 $37,760

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northeast Florida nonmetropolitan area 110 0.76 1.96 $11.77 $24,480
Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 90 0.77 2.00 $10.19 $21,190
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area 90 0.33 0.85 $10.64 $22,130
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 80 0.29 0.75 $13.54 $28,160
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 80 0.53 1.36 $13.33 $27,730

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Coastal Oregon nonmetropolitan area 60 0.91 2.36 $14.90 $30,990
Northwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area 40 0.88 2.27 $15.57 $32,380
Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 90 0.77 2.00 $10.19 $21,190
Northeast Florida nonmetropolitan area 110 0.76 1.96 $11.77 $24,480
Northeast Maine nonmetropolitan area 40 0.61 1.59 $14.97 $31,140

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 40 0.26 0.67 $17.71 $36,850
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 50 0.32 0.82 $17.10 $35,570
North Missouri nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $17.01 $35,390
North Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $16.11 $33,510
Northwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area 40 0.88 2.27 $15.57 $32,380


About May 2011 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 mean 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 OES estimates and related information:

May 2011 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

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Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 27, 2012

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