The Highest Paid Engineering Positions in Medtech

Ever wonder which medtech engineering positions bring in the most pay? Recent statistics released from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) provide a clue. 

Materials engineers came out on top, earning about $21,200 more than the average for all engineering positions, according to the BLS. Chemical engineers weren't too far behind, making an average of nearly $90,000 per year. At the bottom of the list were mechanical engineers, followed by mechanical drafters.

Here's a list of the top 10:

Position
Mean Annual Wage
1.) Materials Engineers...................... $95,180
2.) Chemical Engineers...................... $89,670
3.) Health and Safety Engineeers...... $86,350
4.) Biomedical Engineers................... $86,280
5.) Electronics Engineers................... $85,710
6.) Electrical Engineers...................... $85,620
7.) Engineers (all other)...................... $85,390
8.) Industrial Engineers...................... $78,940
9.) Mechanical Engineers................... $77,020
10.) Mechanical Drafters.................... $52,430

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jamie Hartford is the associate editor of MD+DI and the managing editor of MED. Follow her on Twitter @readMED.