Metrology Calibration Technicians in the United States can expect wages of $21.99 per hour on average. Total cash earnings of Metrology Calibration Technicians range from $32K on the low end to $72K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $6K and $7K, respectively. This group's pay is mainly influenced by experience level, followed by the particular city and the particular employer. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. The vast majority of Metrology Calibration Technicians (88 percent) survey respondents are men. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$33,694 - $77,270
$34K
$52K
$77K
MEDIAN: $51,998
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$14.80 - $30.98
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$33,694 - $77,270  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,872  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $6,638  
Total Pay (?
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$32,113 - $72,171  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 115
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$14.80 - $30.98  
   
Overtime
$18.90 - $47.46  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,872  
   
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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$32,113 - $72,171  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 257

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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

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

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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. Those listing Troubleshooting as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Mechanical Tool Repair and Calibration also typically command lower compensation. The majority of those who know Electronic Troubleshooting also know Mechanical Tool Repair.

Pay by Experience Level for Metrology Calibration Technician

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


Metrology Calibration Technicians with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $42K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $49K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Metrology Calibration Technicians with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $55K. Seasoned veterans with 20 years under their belts enjoy a median income of $64K.

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Key Stats for Metrology Calibration Technician

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 52 votes.
031
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
15%
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Experience Affects Metrology Calibration Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 30%

Experienced
up arrow 11%

National Average
$49,000

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Skills That Affect Metrology Calibration Technician Salaries

Precision Measurement
up arrow 7%


National Average
$49,000


Calibration
up arrow 10%

Mechanical Tool Repair
up arrow 18%

Troubleshooting
up arrow 21%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 52 votes.

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
vision benefits
Vision: 63%
dental benefits
None: 13%
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