Salary for Medical Equipment Preparers

Also known as:  Central Sterile Supply Technician, Certified Registered Central Service Technician, Health Equipment Servicer, Medical Equipment Preparer, Medical Supply Technician, Oxygen Equipment Preparer, Sterile Preparation Technician, Sterile Processing and Distribution Technician, Sterile Processing Technician, Sterilization Specialist helps healthcare professionals find better paying jobs across all specialties and locations.

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The role of medical equipment preparers is to stock standard surgical supply trays and fill special requests as needed, sterilize equipment using a steam autoclave, maintain detailed records of loads and readings of the steam autoclave, and stock medical crash carts with necessary equipment. These individuals are also expected to inspect equipment for leaks and other problems, and report defective equipment to supervisors. They also check to make sure that sterile supplies are not outdated. A high school diploma or the equivalent is required in this field.

A Medical Equipment Preparer can expect wages in a range of 24000 to 36000 depending on the level of experience. Medical Equipment Preparers can receive an average compensation of Thirty Thousand Four Hundred dollars yearly.

Medical Equipment Preparers have the highest average potential salary in the District of Columbia, where they can receive job pay of near $37680. These employees obtain the highest pay in Public Administration, where they can receive average job salaries of $35200.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 20.32 percent nationwide in that time.
Medical Equipment Preparers tend to make the most in the following industries
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $35,200
Public Administration $34,100
Manufacturing $34,060
Wholesale Trade $33,850
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing $32,220
Educational Services $31,680
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $28,200
Other Services (except Public Administration) $29,480
Retail Trade $29,540
Health Care and Social Assistance $30,270
Educational Services $31,680
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing $32,220