Metrologist Salary

With a little over a half of Metrologists in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience, the field is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Average pay for Metrologists is $59K per year and can range from $35K on the lower end to $80K per year near the higher end. A large number get medical and dental insurance, and the larger part get vision plans, too. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Male Metrologists far outnumber their female contemporaries among those who completed the questionnaire. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$39,035 - $83,495
(Median)
$39K
$59K
$83K
MEDIAN: $59,260
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$14.45 - $32.64
(Median)
$14
$22
$33
MEDIAN: $22.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$39,035 - $83,495  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,924  
Profit Sharing
$3,500  
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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$34,835 - $80,182  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 149
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$14.45 - $32.64  
   
Overtime
$19.46 - $45.54  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,924  
   
Profit Sharing
$3,500  
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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$34,835 - $80,182  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 148
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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.


Metrologists with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $44K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $53K. On average, Metrologists make $64K following one to two decades on the job. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $67K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

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 17%

National Average
$55,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

Entry-Level
up arrow 19%

Skills That Affect Metrologist Salaries

Calibration
up arrow 31%

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
up arrow 19%


Precision Measurement
up arrow 4%

National Average
$55,000


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 31 votes.

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
31%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
medical benefits
Vision: 66%
dental benefits
None: 13%
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