Metrologist Salary

Metrologists in the United States can expect wages of $22.42 per hour on average. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. There are far more male Metrologists survey respondents than women, making up 87 percent. Most enjoy medical and dental coverage in this occupation, and more than half get vision benefits. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$37,689 - $84,618
(Median)
$38K
$57K
$85K
MEDIAN: $57,497
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$14.75 - $33.18
(Median)
$15
$22
$33
MEDIAN: $22.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$37,689 - $84,618  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,777  
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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$34,508 - $81,045  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 123
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$14.75 - $33.18  
   
Overtime
$22.13 - $46.12  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,777  
   
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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$34,508 - $81,045  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 130
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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 Calibration, Quality Assurance / Quality Control, and Electronic Troubleshooting are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 32 percent, 30 percent, and 10 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Database Management & Reporting. Competency in Database Management & Reporting frequently indicates knowledge of Electronic Troubleshooting.

Pay by Experience Level for Metrologist

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


For many Metrologists, more experience generally translates to higher pay. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $42K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $52K. Metrologists with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $63K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $67K on average.

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 24%

Experienced
up arrow 15%

National Average
$54,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

Entry-Level
up arrow 22%

Skills That Affect Metrologist Salaries

Calibration
up arrow 32%

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
up arrow 30%


Precision Measurement
up arrow 5%

National Average
$54,000

Database Management & Reporting
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 27 votes.

Gender

Female
13 %
Male
87 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
30%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 66% employee benefits None: 12%
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