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Metrologist Salary

Pay for Metrologists in the United States sits in the ballpark of $22.58 per hour. Metrologists who took the survey are largely men, dominating at 88 percent. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. A large number enjoy medical and dental coverage in this occupation, and the greater part get vision benefits. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$37,539 - $84,078
(Median)
$38K
$56K
$84K
MEDIAN: $56,442
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$14.79 - $33.67
(Median)
$15
$23
$34
MEDIAN: $22.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$37,539 - $84,078  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,045  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$35,058 - $80,497  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 114
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$14.79 - $33.67  
   
Overtime
$22.28 - $47.79  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,045  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$35,058 - $80,497  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 122

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Job Description for Metrologist

Science relies on the ability of scientists to make precise measurements, but just as one can use a calculator without a thorough understanding of how mathematics work, scientists are not generally tasked with having a thorough understanding of the underpinning principles of the instruments they use. The equipment a scientist uses requires precise voltages to work, for example, but the user need not understand electrical theory to use it as intended. Metrology is the branch of science which seeks to understand these concepts and correctly apply them to various tasks; the people who work in the discipline are called metrologists.

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Metrologist Tasks

  • Review and maintain equipment, preventing work stoppages.
  • Service and calibrate equipment, verify results and troubleshoot problems.
  • Own quality investigation and calibration documentation.
  • Develop, perform, evaluate and interpret analytic methods and tests.
  • Select and order components, parts and tools.

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Metrologists usually report a few specific skills. Most notably, facility with Quality Assurance / Quality Control, Electronic Troubleshooting, and Precision Measurement are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 26 percent, 15 percent, and 9 percent, respectively. Database Management & Reporting and Electronic Troubleshooting are correlating skills — those who know the former usually know the latter.

Pay by Experience Level for Metrologist

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Experience is an important factor influencing the compensation of Metrologists. Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $51K, and those with five to 10 years' experience earn a higher median of $43K. Metrologists with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $62K. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $66K.

Metrologist Reviews

What is it like working as a Metrologist?

Metrologist in Constantine:
"Love the job except stress."
Pros: People, I love most aspects of the job. Especially , the opportunity to learn something new constantly.
Cons: The stress that comes with timed deadlines is my biggest issue.

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Metrologist in New Port Richey:
"Valuable Skills."
Learn as much as you can and stay open to new ideas. Keep educating yourself.

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Experience Affects Metrologist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 21%

Experienced
up arrow 14%

National Average
$55,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

Entry-Level
up arrow 22%

Skills That Affect Metrologist Salaries

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
up arrow 26%


Precision Measurement
up arrow 9%

National Average
$55,000

Database Management & Reporting
up arrow 2%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 26 votes.

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
31%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 63% employee benefits None: 12%