Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
50,550 1.7 % $16.28 $33,850 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.72 $12.76 $15.51 $18.63 $23.07
Annual Wage (2) $22,290 $26,540 $32,260 $38,750 $47,980


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 35,100 0.67 $16.38 $34,070
Outpatient Care Centers 3,660 0.52 $17.16 $35,690
Offices of Physicians 2,890 0.12 $16.55 $34,430
Offices of Dentists 2,380 0.27 $13.08 $27,200
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 900 0.37 $17.65 $36,700

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 35,100 0.67 $16.38 $34,070
Outpatient Care Centers 3,660 0.52 $17.16 $35,690
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 900 0.37 $17.65 $36,700
Consumer Goods Rental 450 0.28 $15.30 $31,830
Offices of Dentists 2,380 0.27 $13.08 $27,200

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 50 (7) $23.24 $48,340
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 110 0.01 $18.62 $38,740
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 40 (7) $18.38 $38,230
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 900 0.37 $17.65 $36,700
Outpatient Care Centers 3,660 0.52 $17.16 $35,690


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 6,540 0.43 1.16 $20.78 $43,210
Florida 4,580 0.60 1.60 $13.40 $27,860
Texas 3,100 0.28 0.74 $14.88 $30,960
Ohio 2,260 0.43 1.16 $14.88 $30,940
New York 2,230 0.25 0.68 $17.82 $37,060




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 1,220 0.73 1.94 $17.49 $36,380
Maine 360 0.62 1.65 $15.11 $31,420
Alabama 1,160 0.62 1.67 $12.17 $25,320
Florida 4,580 0.60 1.60 $13.40 $27,860
Washington 1,650 0.57 1.52 $17.54 $36,480




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 6,540 0.43 1.16 $20.78 $43,210
Alaska 90 0.27 0.71 $19.97 $41,540
District of Columbia 200 0.30 0.80 $19.77 $41,110
Massachusetts 1,250 0.38 1.00 $19.49 $40,540
Hawaii 250 0.41 1.08 $18.98 $39,480





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 1,560 0.38 1.03 $18.87 $39,250
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,450 0.27 0.72 $18.57 $38,630
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 940 0.80 2.14 $12.97 $26,970
Baltimore-Towson, MD 890 0.68 1.83 $17.59 $36,590
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 830 0.22 0.59 $17.15 $35,670
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 790 0.75 1.99 $18.92 $39,360
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 790 0.75 2.01 $13.53 $28,140
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 740 0.31 0.82 $16.00 $33,290
Lake County-Kenosha County, IL-WI Metropolitan Division 720 1.84 4.92 $14.74 $30,650
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 710 0.32 0.84 $16.89 $35,140




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 400 3.88 10.37 (8) (8)
Chico, CA 130 1.88 5.02 (8) (8)
Lake County-Kenosha County, IL-WI Metropolitan Division 720 1.84 4.92 $14.74 $30,650
Sebastian-Vero Beach, FL 70 1.57 4.19 $13.57 $28,220
Modesto, CA 240 1.48 3.97 $19.00 $39,510
Wheeling, WV-OH 80 1.21 3.22 $13.17 $27,400
Eugene-Springfield, OR 150 1.07 2.86 $15.20 $31,620
La Crosse, WI-MN 80 1.03 2.76 $15.79 $32,850
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 500 1.01 2.70 $12.74 $26,500
Bend, OR 70 1.01 2.70 $16.00 $33,280




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 50 0.39 1.05 $25.74 $53,530
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 440 0.40 1.08 $25.52 $53,080
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 610 0.60 1.60 $24.98 $51,960
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 470 0.55 1.46 $23.10 $48,050
Framingham, MA NECTA Division (8) (8) (8) $22.41 $46,610
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 490 0.51 1.35 $22.38 $46,550
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 70 0.25 0.67 $21.68 $45,090
Fresno, CA 110 0.32 0.87 $20.70 $43,060
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 710 0.39 1.05 $20.66 $42,970
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 680 0.54 1.45 $20.03 $41,660

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)
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 120 0.51 1.37 $18.82 $39,140
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 110 0.55 1.46 $15.16 $31,530
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area 80 0.31 0.82 $15.22 $31,650
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 80 0.45 1.20 $15.98 $33,230
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 80 0.42 1.11 $15.56 $32,370

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 0.93 2.49 $14.76 $30,690
Eastern Oregon nonmetropolitan area 40 0.68 1.82 $16.25 $33,800
Eastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 70 0.58 1.55 $13.97 $29,050
Southern Oregon & Linn County nonmetropolitan area 60 0.57 1.52 $15.80 $32,860
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 110 0.55 1.46 $15.16 $31,530

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)
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 120 0.51 1.37 $18.82 $39,140
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area 30 0.34 0.91 $18.63 $38,740
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 70 0.45 1.20 $18.56 $38,610
Central Washington nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $17.27 $35,930
West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 80 0.43 1.15 $16.34 $33,980


About May 2014 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 2014 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 25, 2015