10 Countries With The Highest Biomedical Engineer Salaries

(Last Updated On: January 13, 2021)

Biomedical engineering is the application of engineering principles and design concepts to medicine and biology for healthcare purposes. They mostly work in manufacturing, universities, hospitals and research facilities of companies and education institutions. Some of the biggest companies that hire biomedical engineers are Siemens Healthcare, Johnson & Johnson, GE Healthcare, Philips Healthcare, Stryker Corporation etc. Here is a list of countries with the highest paid biomedical engineers.

1. United States

Salary – $148,000

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median pay for biomedical engineers is around $91,410 per year. Most start their careers earning approximately $55,000 a year and this rise to $148,210 a year based on the level of work experience.


2. Switzerland

Salary – $130,000

In Switzerland, a Biomedical engineer gets paid between CHF 82,000 and CHF 115 annually depending on the level of work experience.


3. Denmark

Salary – $100,000

The average income of a Danish person working in the Biomedical engineering sector is around DKK 603,130 per year according to data provided by CEPOS (Center for Politiske Studier). The median income is DKK581,031 annually and the top 1% are able to earn as high as DKK 1,841,361 annually.


4. Netherlands

Salary – $93,800

A person working as a Biomedical Engineer in Netherlands earns between €2,180 – €6,500 per month depending on work experience.


5. Australia

Salary – $91,700

According to Australian Assignment, Australian biomedical engineers who are starting out in their careers can expect to make approximately AUD 47,000 annually. This rises to around AUD 110,000 a year when one gains close to 20 years of work experience. Those with over 30s years of work experience should expect to earn AUD 118,000 a year.

6. New Zealand

Salary – $87,000

According to the data provided by the governement of New Zealand (PSA and DHB, Collective Agreement, 2017) , biomedical engineers with up to 10 years experience usually earn between NZ$ 49,000 and NZ$ 72,000 per year. Those who are senior in their field with over 10 years of experience usually earn between NZ$ 72,000 – NZ$120,000.


7. Germany

Salary – $85,500

Germany is well known to be a research based country hence has high prospects for people in the Bio-medical engineering field. One should expect to earn between €40,000 – €70,000 a year.


8. Canada

Salary – $70,800

Generally, Canadian biomedical engineers get paid between CAD60,000 – CAD 90,000 a year. One takes about five years to get full certification and afterwards it is a requirement to join an engineer’s association.


9. United Kingdom

Salary – $61,000

Biomedical engineers generally work under the NHS. Entry level salaries start from £24,907 – £30,615 (Band 5). Once one gains extra experience, they progress to Band 5 which range between £31,365 and £37,890. Those with a significant amount of experience can range from £38,890 to £44,503 a year. The private sector pays between £21,000 and £45,000 a year.


10. Japan

Salary $58,000

A highly experienced medical engineer in Japan is able to command a salary of approximately 6.26 million yen annually or 460,000 yen per month. Most of them have a starting salary of around 2.42 million yen per year and this grows as one gains work experience.

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