Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
50,330 1.5 % $16.80 $34,950 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.07 $13.12 $16.02 $19.39 $23.79
Annual Wage (2) $23,030 $27,300 $33,330 $40,330 $49,480


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 35,540 0.67 $16.96 $35,280
Outpatient Care Centers 3,620 0.49 $17.50 $36,400
Offices of Physicians 2,850 0.11 $16.78 $34,910
Offices of Dentists 2,550 0.28 $13.50 $28,090
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 780 0.31 $18.41 $38,290

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 35,540 0.67 $16.96 $35,280
Outpatient Care Centers 3,620 0.49 $17.50 $36,400
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 780 0.31 $18.41 $38,290
Offices of Dentists 2,550 0.28 $13.50 $28,090
Consumer Goods Rental 330 0.21 $16.55 $34,430

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Management of Companies and Enterprises 90 (7) $22.32 $46,420
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 30 (7) $18.85 $39,210
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 780 0.31 $18.41 $38,290
Employment Services 510 0.01 $18.37 $38,210
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 750 0.03 $17.76 $36,930


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 6,350 0.41 1.12 $21.69 $45,120
Florida 4,270 0.54 1.48 $14.05 $29,220
Texas 3,300 0.29 0.78 $15.02 $31,250
New York 2,370 0.26 0.72 $18.48 $38,440
Ohio 2,330 0.44 1.21 $15.24 $31,700




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)
Oregon 1,140 0.66 1.80 $18.41 $38,300
Alabama 1,180 0.62 1.71 $12.40 $25,800
Maine 360 0.61 1.67 $15.40 $32,030
New Jersey 2,170 0.56 1.52 $17.22 $35,810
Florida 4,270 0.54 1.48 $14.05 $29,220




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 6,350 0.41 1.12 $21.69 $45,120
Alaska 90 0.27 0.74 $20.44 $42,520
Nevada 230 0.19 0.51 $20.40 $42,420
District of Columbia 190 0.28 0.78 $20.22 $42,060
Massachusetts 1,480 0.43 1.19 $20.16 $41,930





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 2,270 0.35 0.96 $18.48 $38,440
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,520 0.37 1.02 $20.10 $41,810
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 850 0.65 1.77 $17.42 $36,240
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 800 0.45 1.24 $21.07 $43,830
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 770 0.22 0.59 $17.93 $37,290
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 760 0.40 1.11 $18.48 $38,430
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 740 0.66 1.80 $14.40 $29,960
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 730 0.25 0.69 $16.22 $33,730
St. Louis, MO-IL 720 0.55 1.50 $14.71 $30,610
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 710 0.65 1.78 $20.22 $42,060




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 370 3.35 9.18 $17.18 $35,740
Cape Girardeau, MO-IL 110 2.65 7.25 (8) (8)
Chico, CA 130 1.73 4.74 (8) (8)
Anniston-Oxford-Jacksonville, AL 60 1.45 3.96 $10.75 $22,360
Modesto, CA 220 1.32 3.62 $19.23 $40,000
Medford, OR 90 1.17 3.21 $16.95 $35,260
Bend-Redmond, OR 70 1.07 2.93 $16.85 $35,050
Wheeling, WV-OH 60 1.03 2.82 $13.94 $29,000
Billings, MT 80 0.97 2.65 $15.75 $32,760
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL 230 0.96 2.63 $13.99 $29,110