Metrology Calibration Technician Salary

Metrology Calibration Technicians in the United States can expect wages of $20.71 per hour on average. In the world of Metrology Calibration Technicians, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $3K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $5K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $34K and $67K. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Work is enjoyable for Metrology Calibration Technicians, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. There are far more male Metrology Calibration Technicians survey respondents than women, making up 86 percent. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$33,521 - $69,340
(Median)
$34K
$49K
$69K
MEDIAN: $49,475
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$14.72 - $28.58
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$15
$21
$29
MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$33,521 - $69,340  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,923  
Profit Sharing
$695 - $5,034  
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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$33,542 - $66,642  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 134
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$14.72 - $28.58  
   
Overtime
$19.06 - $41.38  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,923  
   
Profit Sharing
$695 - $5,034  
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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$33,542 - $66,642  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 264
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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 who responded to the survey report just a handful of 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.


Metrology Calibration Technicians with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $42K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $47K. Metrology Calibration Technicians with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $52K. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $57K, 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 19%

Experienced
up arrow 9%

National Average
$48,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

Entry-Level
up arrow 13%

Skills That Affect Metrology Calibration Technician Salaries

Precision Measurement
up arrow 8%

Electronic Troubleshooting
up arrow 1%

National Average
$48,000

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
2%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 59% employee benefits None: 13%
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