Information About Medical Appliance Technicians

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Training

Medical appliance technicians need long-term on-the-job training.

Degrees for Medical appliance technicians
Training for Medical Appliance Technicians
Percent
Less than High School 6.8
High School 33.6
Some College 30.1
Associates Degree 14.9
Bachelors Degree 11.3
Masters Degree 1.7
Doctorate or Professional Degree 1.5

Employment

Represents about 13,000 people in the United States- 6.2% of which are self-employed

Employment prospects are up Over the next 5 years there will be aproximately 1,000 more medical appliance technicians but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 4,000 more.


Hourly Income

On average, medical appliance technicians make $18.12 per hour.

Hourly Income Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Medical appliance technicians $11.00 $13.60 $17.10 $21.10 $26.00
Production occupations $8.95 $10.90 $14.70 $20.00 $26.80
National Average $8.65 $10.70 $16.50 $26.60 $41.00

Annual Salaries

On average, medical appliance technicians make $37,680 per year.

Annual Salary Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Medical appliance technicians $22,950 $28,300 $35,630 $44,020 $54,210
Production occupations $18,620 $22,860 $30,670 $41,740 $55,910
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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