Salary for Medical Equipment Preparers

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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 find better paying jobs across all specialties and locations. Sign up in our career community today!

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 They also check to make sure that sterile supplies are not outdated.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 get salaries in a range of $27,450 and $59,370 depending on seniority levels. will most likely receive an average compensation of fourty-one thousand and seventy dollars on a yearly basis.

can obtain the highest salaries in California, which has average pay scales of about $53,780. People in this category of job are paid at the highest average level in Wholesale Trade, where they can get average job salaries of $44,150.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 62.32 percent nationwide in that time.


Medical Equipment Preparers tend to make the most in the following industries:

Wholesale Trade
Other Services (except Public Administration)
Educational Services
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
Health Care and Social Assistance
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Management of Companies and Enterprises
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
Public Administration
Retail Trade
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
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