Pay for Metrologists in the United States sits in the ballpark of $60K per year. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. The vast majority of Metrologists (85 percent) survey respondents are men. For the most part, Metrologists enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$39,242 - $81,335
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$60K
$81K
MEDIAN: $60,425
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$14.43 - $31.17
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MEDIAN: $20.45
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$39,242 - $81,335  
   
Bonus
$875 - $7,500  
Profit Sharing
$2,250  
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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$35,054 - $78,175  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 110
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$14.43 - $31.17  
   
Overtime
$9.92 - $44.67  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$875 - $7,500  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,250  
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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$35,054 - $78,175  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 107

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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

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

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Pay by Experience Level for Metrologist

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


Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $43K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $57K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $65K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income no higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

Metrologist Reviews

Q: 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.

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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Key Stats for Metrologist

Gender

Female
15 %
Male
85 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 26 votes.
032
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
24%
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Experience Affects Metrologist Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 24%

Late-Career
up arrow 23%

Mid-Career
up arrow 9%

National Average
$53,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 18%

Skills That Affect Metrologist Salaries

Calibration
up arrow 36%

Precision Measurement
up arrow 3%

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
0%

National Average
$53,000



Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 26 votes.

Gender

Female
15 %
Male
85 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
vision benefits
Vision: 64%
dental benefits
None: 16%
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