Information About Biomedical Engineers

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Training

Biomedical engineers need bachelor's degree.

Degrees for Biomedical engineers
Training for Biomedical Engineers
Percent
Less than High School 0.0
High School 2.5
Some College 8.9
Associates Degree 14.1
Bachelors Degree 47.2
Masters Degree 20.2
Doctorate or Professional Degree 7.1

Employment

Represents about 16,000 people in the United States- 3.3% of which are self-employed

Employment prospects are up Over the next 5 years there will be aproximately 11,000 more biomedical engineers but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 14,000 more.


Hourly Income

On average, biomedical engineers make $42.48 per hour.

Hourly Income Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Biomedical engineers $24.70 $31.10 $40.70 $52.10 $64.50
Architecture and engineering occupations $19.00 $25.50 $34.60 $45.70 $57.80
National Average $8.65 $10.70 $16.50 $26.60 $41.00

Annual Salaries

On average, biomedical engineers make $88,360 per year.

Annual Salary Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Biomedical engineers $51,380 $64,800 $84,670 $108,540 $134,150
Architecture and engineering occupations $39,640 $53,220 $72,070 $95,230 $120,380
National Average $18,000 $22,380 $34,460 $55,470 $85,280

This data is from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics

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