Measurement inspector - Salary and Career
Metrological and quality fiscal agents

Measurement inspector - Career description, activities, functions and salary

They inspect measuring instruments, materialized measures, products, conformity marks and services, in accordance with legislation. They check materialized instruments and measurements, perform tests, analyzes and calibrations. They record the inspection, verification and calibration process, supervise metrological activities, guide the public, train human resources in the metrology area.

How much does an Measurement inspector earn

A Measurement inspector earns between $1.425 and $6.144 per month, with an average monthly salary of $2.683 and a median salary of $2.300 according to an Averwage.com salary survey along with to data of professionals hired and fired by companies in the labor market.

Our research is based on the salaries of 1.446 professionals hired and dismissed by the period from 06/2021 to 05/2022 (last year).


Salary ranges for the Measurement inspector

Monthly Salary Annual Salary Salary Per Week Hourly Salary
Average wage 2.683 32.190 671 12
1º Quartile 1.425 17.095 356 7
Median Salary 2.300 27.600 575 11
3º Quartile 4.686 56.229 1.171 22
Higher Salary 6.144 73.729 1.536 28


Professional job categories

  • Middle level technicians
    • medium level technicians in administrative sciences
      • inspection, inspection and administrative coordination technicians
        • metrological and quality fiscal agents

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Main workplaces

Metrological and quality fiscal agents they work in metrological inspection bodies, such as the weights and measures institutes. They are salaried employees, with a formal contract, who are organized as a team, under permanent supervision. The workplace can be closed, open or in vehicles. They work daytime and irregular hours. They can remain in uncomfortable positions for long periods, be exposed to toxic materials and, eventually, to explosives. In inspection, they are subject to pressures that can trigger stress.


What does it take to work in the field of Metrological and quality fiscal agents

The professional exercise of these occupations requires a technical course in metrology (medium level), a technical course in the textile area or other inspection area, followed by a specialization of two hundred to four hundred class hours.


Functions and activities of Measurement inspector

Metrological and quality fiscal agents must:

  • perform tests, analyzes and calibrations;
  • technically guide the public;
  • train human resources in the metrology area;
  • verify materialized instruments and measures;
  • verify instruments and materialized measures;
  • training human resources in the metrology area;
  • register the inspection, verification and calibration process;
  • train human resources in metrology;
  • supervise metrological activities;
  • demonstrate personal skills;
  • perform tests, analysis and calibrations;
  • inspect instruments, materialized measures, products, conformity marks and services;
  • check materialized instruments and measures;

  • Activities

    • inspect maintenance workshops;
    • providing refresher courses for technicians;
    • elaborate technical opinion;
    • find out definitively;
    • demonstrate proper posture;
    • collect products;
    • participate in the preparation of guidance material;
    • master the legislation;
    • issue verification certificates;
    • evaluate the performance of trainees;
    • seal the instrument;
    • keep up to date;
    • give lectures;
    • evaluate trainees' performance;
    • work as a team;
    • issue technical opinion;
    • calibrate instruments;
    • demonstrate ease of communication;
    • disseminate metrology;
    • act with discretion;
    • submit the person responsible for the violation;
    • monitor works;
    • subject the person responsible for the violation;
    • fill in registration forms;
    • demonstrate creativity;
    • schedule work;
    • issue calibration certificate;
    • clarify technical procedures;
    • track metrological standards;
    • monitor the release;
    • manage conflicts;
    • examine instruments and materialized measures;
    • inform the public about the legislation;
    • perform tests and tests in accordance with legislation;
    • acting with professional ethics;
    • deliver training courses for new technicians;
    • check the conformity mark;
    • disable irregular products;
    • perform preliminary and selective tests of textile and pre-measured products;
    • coordinate teams;
    • forward products for laboratory tests;
    • test products and instruments �in loco�;
    • fill in the verification report;
    • perform periodic verification;
    • issue records;
    • act with discipline;
    • prepare expert reports of fraudulent instruments and products;
    • prepare metrological technical reports;
    • deal with complaints and claims;
    • perform eventual verification;
    • prepare classes;
    • issue a disapproval term;
    • examine quantitative aspects - information fidelity ;
    • examine the existence of composition information textile;
    • display sensory acuity;
    • provide means for the execution of the work;
    • inform the public about technical and administrative procedures;
    • control equipment, instruments and materials used in inspection;
    • participate in study groups;
    • forward products for laboratory testing;
    • deliver internal training;
    • search information;
    • demonstrate assessment ability;
    • elaborate didactic material;
    • provide training courses for new technicians;
    • demonstrate security;
    • guide the inspected party;
    • orient the consumer;
    • check compliance with the notification;
    • issue reports;
    • issue terms;
    • complete daily report;
    • notify the inspected party;
    • place checkmark;
    • clarify the requirements of the legislation;
    • issue subpoenas;
    • perform maintenance and conservation of metrological standards and instruments;
    • organize special operations;
    • issue bank slip;
    • organize special operations;
    • inspect safety in the transport of dangerous goods ;
    • maintain self-control;
    • issue notifications;
    • charge metrological service fees;
    • perform initial verification;
    • demonstrate ability for calculations and measurements;
    • arch tanks;
    • evaluate the team;
    • prohibit products and instruments;
    • charge a training certification fee;
    • make decisions;
    • issue inspection certificate (approval);
    • precautionary seize;
    • manage time;
    • perform inspections in special operations (blitz );
    • examine formal aspects - existence of all the mandatory information;
    • register verification data;


    Sectors that hire Measurement inspector the most in the job market

    • maintenance and repair of measuring, testing and control apparatus and instruments
    • manufacture of other parts and accessories for motor vehicles
    • tests and technical analysis
    • surveillance and private security activities
    • temporary labor lease
    • engineering services
    • installation of industrial machinery and equipment
    • higher education - undergraduate and postgraduate
    • manufacture of parts and accessories for motor vehicle engine system
    • iron and steel foundry




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