Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

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)
50,230 1.6 % $15.51 $32,260 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.19 $12.31 $14.82 $17.88 $21.94
Annual Wage (2) $21,200 $25,610 $30,820 $37,190 $45,630


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 35,380 0.68 $15.59 $32,430
Outpatient Care Centers 3,410 0.53 $16.60 $34,530
Offices of Dentists 2,570 0.30 $11.59 $24,110
Offices of Physicians 2,490 0.10 $16.35 $34,010
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 920 0.40 $17.46 $36,320

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 35,380 0.68 $15.59 $32,430
Outpatient Care Centers 3,410 0.53 $16.60 $34,530
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 920 0.40 $17.46 $36,320
Offices of Dentists 2,570 0.30 $11.59 $24,110
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories 650 0.28 $13.78 $28,660

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 90 0.01 $19.25 $40,050
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 50 (7) $18.87 $39,240
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 920 0.40 $17.46 $36,320
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers (8) (8) $17.41 $36,200
Home Health Care Services 500 0.04 $16.78 $34,890


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 6,820 0.48 1.24 $18.12 $37,680
Florida 5,590 0.77 1.99 $13.01 $27,050
Texas 3,160 0.30 0.78 $14.65 $30,480
New York 2,160 0.25 0.66 $17.54 $36,470
Illinois 2,130 0.38 0.98 $14.39 $29,930




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 5,590 0.77 1.99 $13.01 $27,050
Minnesota 1,680 0.64 1.65 $17.69 $36,790
Oregon 1,010 0.62 1.62 $16.97 $35,290
Washington 1,700 0.61 1.59 $16.77 $34,880
New Hampshire 320 0.52 1.35 $14.94 $31,080




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Massachusetts 1,270 0.40 1.03 $19.37 $40,300
Alaska 80 0.26 0.68 $19.12 $39,770
Nevada 220 0.19 0.50 $18.24 $37,950
Hawaii 230 0.40 1.03 $18.23 $37,910
California 6,820 0.48 1.24 $18.12 $37,680





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 0.44 1.15 $15.49 $32,230
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,420 0.27 0.71 $18.15 $37,750
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 1,160 0.32 0.83 $15.12 $31,450
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 1,020 0.91 2.35 $12.97 $26,970
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 840 0.84 2.19 $12.60 $26,200
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 810 0.57 1.49 $17.70 $36,820
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 790 0.38 0.97 $15.37 $31,960
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 770 0.45 1.17 $20.23 $42,070
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 730 0.75 1.94 $22.37 $46,540
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 710 0.32 0.82 $15.15 $31,500




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)
Lake County-Kenosha County, IL-WI Metropolitan Division 670 1.81 4.68 $13.25 $27,550
Gainesville, FL 210 1.75 4.53 $12.91 $26,850
Sebastian-Vero Beach, FL 70 1.62 4.19 $12.57 $26,140
Lewiston, ID-WA 40 1.50 3.88 $14.02 $29,160
Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL 220 1.43 3.70 $11.94 $24,830
Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL 200 1.32 3.42 $14.26 $29,650
Kokomo, IN 50 1.22 3.17 $14.61 $30,390
Casper, WY 40 1.09 2.83 $14.52 $30,190
Bend, OR 70 1.09 2.82 $14.43 $30,010
Anderson, SC 60 1.08 2.80 $19.82 $41,230




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)
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 730 0.75 1.94 $22.37 $46,540
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 410 0.50 1.29 $21.80 $45,350
Santa Rosa-Petaluma, CA 80 0.47 1.22 $21.74 $45,220
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 490 0.49 1.26 $21.12 $43,930
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 470 0.52 1.35 $20.51 $42,670
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 770 0.45 1.17 $20.23 $42,070
Anderson, SC 60 1.08 2.80 $19.82 $41,230
Visalia-Porterville, CA (8) (8) (8) $19.59 $40,760
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 140 0.17 0.44 $19.38 $40,310
Worcester, MA-CT 140 0.57 1.49 $19.37 $40,300

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)
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area 100 0.37 0.96 $11.49 $23,910
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 90 0.51 1.33 $15.13 $31,480
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 80 0.29 0.76 $14.64 $30,460
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area 80 0.30 0.78 $14.16 $29,460
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 80 0.35 0.90 $15.05 $31,310

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 50 0.72 1.86 $15.13 $31,480
Northeast Maine nonmetropolitan area 40 0.62 1.61 $15.24 $31,710
Southern Oregon & Linn County nonmetropolitan area 50 0.52 1.34 $15.00 $31,200
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 90 0.51 1.33 $15.13 $31,480
Eastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 50 0.50 1.29 $12.17 $25,300

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)
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 50 0.30 0.78 $19.74 $41,050
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 40 0.25 0.65 $18.13 $37,720
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $15.54 $32,330
North Central Oregon nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $15.51 $32,260
Other New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 40 0.39 1.01 $15.50 $32,240


About May 2012 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 2012 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2013

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