Median pay for Metrologists in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $61K annually. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. The vast majority of Metrologists (83 percent) survey respondents are men. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$39,398 - $80,659
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MEDIAN: $61,192
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$39,398 - $80,659  
   
Bonus
$811 - $7,891  
Profit Sharing
$3,000  
Total Pay (?
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$35,676 - $76,792  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 112
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$14.60 - $30.22  
   
Overtime
$9.86 - $43.59  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$811 - $7,891  
   
Profit Sharing
$3,000  
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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$35,676 - $76,792  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 103
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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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Pay by Experience Level for Metrologist

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


Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $43K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $55K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Metrologists with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $66K. Folks who claim more than 20 years of relevant experience actually report a comparatively lower median income of $62K.

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

Experienced
up arrow 26%

Late-Career
up arrow 19%

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

National Average
$52,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 17%

Skills That Affect Metrologist Salaries

Calibration
up arrow 38%

Electronic Troubleshooting
up arrow 3%

Precision Measurement
up arrow 2%

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
up arrow 1%

National Average
$52,000


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 23 votes.

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
medical benefits
Vision: 64%
dental benefits
None: 16%
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