Metrologist Salary

Earnings for Metrologists in the United States come in at around $22.47 per hour on average. Medical and dental coverage is claimed by most, and the larger part earn vision coverage. For the most part, Metrologists enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The vast majority of Metrologists (87 percent) survey respondents are men. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$37,902 - $84,395

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$14.77 - $33.11

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$37,902 - $84,395  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,995  
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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$34,696 - $80,821  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 126
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$14.77 - $33.11  
   
Overtime
$22.09 - $45.96  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,995  
   
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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$34,696 - $80,821  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 131
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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 report using a pretty varied skill set on the job. 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. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Database Management & Reporting. Electronic Troubleshooting is a skill commonly found among those who know Database Management & Reporting.

Pay by Experience Level for Metrologist

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


Metrologists who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $42K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $52K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Metrologists bring in $63K after working for 10 to 20 years. 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 $67K.

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 23%

Experienced
up arrow 16%

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
24%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
31%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 68% employee benefits None: 12%
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