The median annual wage for biomedical engineers was $86,220 in May 2015.
The median wage is the wage at which half the workers in an occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $51,480, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $139,520.
In May 2015, the median annual wages for biomedical engineers in the top industries in which they worked were as follows:
Research and development in the physical, engineering, and life sciences
Medical equipment and supplies manufacturing
Navigational, measuring, electromedical, and control instruments manufacturing
Pharmaceutical and medicine manufacturing
Hospitals; state, local, and private
Biomedical engineers usually work full time on a normal schedule. However, as with employees in almost any engineering occupation, biomedical engineers occasionally may have to work additional hours to meet project deadlines.
Median annual wages, May 2015
Total, all occupations
Note: All Occupations includes all occupations in the U.S. Economy. Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics