Average Metrologist Hourly Pay

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The average hourly pay for a Metrologist is $23.40.
MEDIAN $23.40
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Hourly Rate
$15 - $32
$986 - $7,420
Profit Sharing
$403 - $11,920
Total Pay
$36,691 - $83,023

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Job Description for Metrologist

Metrologist Tasks
  • 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.

Career Paths

Explore the most common career paths for Metrologist. Thickness and color of lines indicates popularity of movement from one job to the next. Visit our career path planner to research other job paths.
Quality Manager
Metrology Calibration Technician
Mechanical Engineer
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Metrologist

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.
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).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 424 survey responses.
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