Metrology Calibration Technician Salary

Pay for Metrology Calibration Technicians in the United States sits in the ballpark of $20.69 per hour. Overall cash earnings for Metrology Calibration Technicians stretch from $34K on the lower end to $67K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $3K from bonuses and $5K from profit sharing. Location and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Men make up the vast majority of Metrology Calibration Technicians (86 percent) who took the survey. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$33,627 - $69,801

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$14.73 - $28.62

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$33,627 - $69,801  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,030  
Profit Sharing
$695 - $5,034  
Total Pay (?
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$33,599 - $66,568  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 138
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$14.73 - $28.62  
   
Overtime
$19.04 - $41.72  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,030  
   
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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$33,599 - $66,568  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 265
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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 report a focused set of job skills. Precision Measurement and Quality Assurance / Quality Control are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 7 percent and 6 percent, respectively.

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. 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 $47K on average — a distinctly larger sum. For Metrology Calibration Technicians, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $52K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $57K.

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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 12%

Skills That Affect Metrology Calibration Technician Salaries

Precision Measurement
up arrow 7%

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
up arrow 6%

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
26%
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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