Average Metrology Calibration Technicians in the United States make around $21.75 per hour. In the world of Metrology Calibration Technicians, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $6K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $7K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $32K and $71K. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is geographic location, followed by career length and the specific company. Men make up the vast majority of Metrology Calibration Technicians (88 percent) who took the survey. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. Job satisfaction for Metrology Calibration Technicians is high. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$34,060 - $76,516
(Median)
$34K
$52K
$77K
MEDIAN: $51,622
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$14.79 - $31.08
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$15
$22
$31
MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$34,060 - $76,516  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,960  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $6,638  
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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$32,336 - $71,077  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 114
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$14.79 - $31.08  
   
Overtime
$18.74 - $46.86  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,960  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $6,638  
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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$32,336 - $71,077  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 268
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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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Popular Skills for Metrology Calibration Technician


Metrology Calibration Technicians report using a wide range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Precision Measurement, Electronic Troubleshooting, Quality Assurance / Quality Control, and Calibration are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Mechanical Tool Repair, Calibration, and Quality Assurance / Quality Control. Most people skilled in Electronic Troubleshooting are similarly competent in Mechanical Tool Repair.

Pay by Experience Level for Metrology Calibration Technician

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


Experience seems to be a major factor in determining the incomes of Metrology Calibration Technicians. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $41K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $49K. On average, Metrology Calibration Technicians make $54K following one to two decades on the job. Metrology Calibration Technicians who have acquired more than 20 years of relevant experience earn significantly more than folks with fewer years on their resumes; the average income in this veteran group is $62K.

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Experience Affects Metrology Calibration Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 27%

Experienced
up arrow 9%

National Average
$49,000

Mid-Career
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Skills That Affect Metrology Calibration Technician Salaries

Precision Measurement
up arrow 6%

National Average
$49,000

Electronic Troubleshooting
up arrow 1%

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
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Calibration
up arrow 10%

Mechanical Tool Repair
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 57 votes.

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
medical benefits
Vision: 63%
dental benefits
None: 14%
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