Metrology Calibration Technician Salary

Median pay for Metrology Calibration Technicians in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $20.66 per hour. Total cash compensation to Metrology Calibration Technicians approaches anywhere from $34K on the lower end to $66K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $3K from bonuses and upwards of $5K from profit sharing. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Among survey respondents, men are more common than women; 86 percent of Metrology Calibration Technicians are male. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Metrology Calibration Technicians. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$33,527 - $67,609
(Median)
$34K
$49K
$68K
MEDIAN: $48,750
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$14.86 - $28.39
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$21
$28
MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$33,527 - $67,609  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,010  
Profit Sharing
$685 - $5,106  
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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$33,781 - $65,718  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 123
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$14.86 - $28.39  
   
Overtime
$19.04 - $40.39  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,010  
   
Profit Sharing
$685 - $5,106  
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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$33,781 - $65,718  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 242

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Job Description for Metrology Calibration Technician

The role of a metrology calibration technician is closely connected to the precise science of measurement. They have a wide range of responsibilities within a laboratory environment; most importantly, they apply their knowledge of measurement science and mathematics to properly calibrate all inspection, measurement, and test (IM&T) equipment to ensure that such equipment meets all requirements for accuracy and precision. Other responsibilities performed by a metrology calibration technician include collecting, analyzing, and summarizing any data obtained from the calibration process, as well as accurately preparing calibration reports, adapting calibration equipment for new or unusual measurement tasks, and correcting any measurement errors as soon as they have been identified.

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Metrology Calibration Technician Tasks

  • Maintain, troubleshoot, and repair lab equipment when necessary.
  • Manage and maintain the documentation of all calibrations and investigations for potential calibrations.
  • Assist in maintaining the lab calibration and conduct calibrations on all lab equipment.
  • Research and make recommendations for new equipment or parts.

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Metrology Calibration Technicians only report a few specific skills. Precision Measurement and Electronic Troubleshooting are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay.

Pay by Experience Level for Metrology Calibration Technician

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


Metrology Calibration Technicians do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $46K, and those with five to 10 years' experience earn a higher median of $42K. On average, Metrology Calibration Technicians make $51K following one to two decades on the job. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $56K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

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Experience Affects Metrology Calibration Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 18%

Experienced
up arrow 8%

National Average
$47,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

Entry-Level
up arrow 12%

Skills That Affect Metrology Calibration Technician Salaries

Precision Measurement
up arrow 10%

Electronic Troubleshooting
0%

National Average
$47,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 69 votes.

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 59% employee benefits None: 14%