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The Highest-Paying Jobs in the Medical Device Industry


The medical device industry is enormous, and there are many different careers to be found in this sector. If you're considering pursuing a career in the medical device industry and you need some information regarding potential roles and salaries, you're in the right place - read on to find out about the highest paying medical device jobs.

First of all, though, let's define exactly what a medical device is. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), a medical device is...

"...any instrument, apparatus, implement, machine, appliance, implant, reagent for in vitro use, software, material or other similar or related article, intended by the manufacturer to be used, alone or in combination for a medical purpose."

Due to the nature of medical devices, a lot of careers in the medical device industry are engineering-focused.

Jobs in engineering fields consistently rank among the highest starting salaries in the US, and along with medical professionals and legal partners, they make up a significant percentage of the top 20 best paid jobs in the UK. As a result, it will come as no surprise to you that several of the highest-paying jobs in the medical devices industry are lucrative positions with very generous salaries.

Medical Device Salaries

There are myriad sources of information about salaries in the medical devices industry, with slight variations in the data from one source to the next. It's also important to note that the salary associated with a particular role can vary depending on a number of different factors, such as your previous experience and the qualifications you hold.

Here's a rough idea of the average salaries for various jobs related to medical devices:

  • Medical Devices Engineer: £40,000
  • Design Engineer: £40,354
  • Project Engineer: £42,009
  • Operations Manager: £45,000
  • Principal Engineer: £56,945


Note that not every job in this field is engineering based. Even non-engineering jobs within the medical devices industry tend to come with very significant salaries; according to Totaljobs, the average medical device industry salary is £42,500. Not too shabby!

These are just a few examples of how much you may be able to earn in the medical devices industry. Overall, this is a very well-paid sector, and many of the careers available in this field are very financially lucrative.

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