Metrologist - Salary and Career
Metrological and quality fiscal agents

Metrologist - 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 Metrologist earn

A Metrologist 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 Metrologist

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 Metrologist

Metrological and quality fiscal agents must:

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

  • Activities

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


    Sectors that hire Metrologist 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
    • temporary labor lease
    • surveillance and private security activities
    • 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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