The average hourly pay for a Metrologist is $23.40.
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Job Description for Metrologist
Science relies on the ability of scientists to make precise measurements, but just as one can use a calculator without a thorough understanding of how mathematics work, scientists are not generally tasked with having a thorough understanding of the underpinning principles of the instruments they use. The equipment a scientist uses requires precise voltages to work, for example, but the user need not understand electrical theory to use it as intended. Metrology is the branch of science which seek…Read more
- Develop, perform, evaluate and interpret analytic methods and tests.
- Select and order components, parts and tools.
- Own quality investigation and calibration documentation.
- Review and maintain equipment, preventing work stoppages.
- Service and calibrate equipment, verify results and troubleshoot problems.
Popular Employer Salaries for Metrologist
The top respondents for the job title Metrologist are from the companies Pall Corp, Mack Molding Company and Pharmaceutical Product Development (PPD), Inc. Reported salaries are highest at Pharmaceutical Product Development (PPD), Inc where the average pay is $20.81. Mack Molding Company pays the lowest at around $15.96.
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Popular Skills for Metrologist
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Skills in Precision Measurement and Electronic Troubleshooting are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include ISO 17025, Database Management & Reporting and Quality Assurance / Quality Control.
Pay by Experience Level for Metrologist
An entry-level Metrologist with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $18.58 based on 14 salaries. An early career Metrologist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $19.80 based on 139 salaries. A mid-career Metrologist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $23.43 based on 82 salaries. An experienced Metrologist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $25.89 based on 95 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $28.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Metrologist in their job title in Portland, Oregon earn an average of 19.7% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Minneapolis, Minnesota (19.4% more) and Los Angeles, California (17.5% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Cleveland, Ohio (31.6% less) and New Port Richey, Florida (16.4% less).
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