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Metrology Calibration Technician Salary

For Metrology Calibration Technicians, hourly average wages total $20.48 per hour. Total cash earnings of Metrology Calibration Technicians range from $34K on the low end to $66K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $3K and $5K, respectively. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Men make up the vast majority of Metrology Calibration Technicians (84 percent) who took the survey. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$33,991 - $67,828
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MEDIAN: $48,595
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$14.51 - $27.61
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National Salary Data

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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$33,991 - $67,828  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,598  
Profit Sharing
$679 - $5,152  
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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$33,776 - $65,831  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 100
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$14.51 - $27.61  
   
Overtime
$19.30 - $39.98  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,598  
   
Profit Sharing
$679 - $5,152  
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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$33,776 - $65,831  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 203
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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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Survey takers who work as Metrology Calibration Technicians typically report just a few professional 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.


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Metrology Calibration Technicians — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Metrology Calibration Technicians in the early stages of their careers take home approximately $42K on average. The average for people in the five-to-10 year group is only a little larger at $46K. Metrology Calibration Technicians see a median salary of $51K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Metrology Calibration Technicians who have acquired more than two decades of experience generally do see greater compensation; their average income is approximately $57K.

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Experience Affects Metrology Calibration Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 21%

Experienced
up arrow 8%

National Average
$47,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

Skills That Affect Metrology Calibration Technician Salaries

Precision Measurement
up arrow 9%

Electronic Troubleshooting
up arrow 2%

National Average
$47,000

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
16 %
Male
84 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 75%
vision benefits Vision: 57% employee benefits None: 14%