THE INTERESTING RESULTS FROM FLUKE 2018 CALIBRATION AND METROLOGY COMPENSATION SURVEY

The results from the Fluke 2018 Calibration and Metrology Compensation survey are in and interesting changes within the past year can be noted. According to Fluke’s 17 question survey, data from this year is differing drastically.

CHANGES SEEN IN 2018
COMPENSATION RESULTS
LAB TYPES REPORT

According to the 2018 survey results, median pay ranges were similar among all lab types.

The 2018 survey indicated year-over-year growth in Government labs median pay ranges.

ORGANIZATION TYPES REPORT
EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND REPORT

With the addition of “Associates” and “Technical Degree” added to this year’s education mix, results are likely more accurate for 2018 than they were for 2017. Close to half of respondents this year reported a “Technical Degree.”

GEOGRAPHIC REGION REPORT

In 2018, pay across regions fell between $65,001 and $95,000. The East South Central region and the West South Central region showed noticeable year-over-year growth in average salary. The East South Central grew by 9% and the West South Central grew by 6%.

YEARS IN METROLOGY REPORT

In 2018, reports show that the more years in the calibration and metrology service, the higher the compensation is. Over the last year, the “More than 25 Years” category showed year-over-year growth and increased by 3%. The salary ranges for the “0 to 5 years” category have seemed to decrease slightly this year. The other categories remain flat.

CALIBRATION VOLUME REPORT

The year-over-year comparison indicates that there is no apparent correlation between the number of calibrations performed yearly and the average salaries reported. However, labs that reported over 10,000 calibrations per year did show higher paying salaries than other groups.

GENDER REPORT

This year’s survey indicated evidence of disparity -women average of 15% less average pay than men. However, government labs showed women earning approximately 10% more than men in that category. The biggest disparity was visible among job titles such as Department Manager.

JOB ROLE REPORT
HOURLY VS. SALARY

The 2018 survey asked a questions this year to determine if there is any benefit to being a salary paid employee or an hourly paid employee. Results show that salary paid employees benefit over employees paid hourly. 60% of respondents were hourly employee and 34% were salary paid employees. The 34% of salary paid employees average a higher pay than those who were paid hourly.

HIGHEST PAID INDUSTRIES REPORT

The highest paid industries in the 2018 survey consisted of the following:

LOWEST PAID INDUSTRIES REPORT

The lowest paid industries in the 2018 survey consisted of the following:

WORKLOAD REPORT

The 2018 survey showed that most respondents reported heavy workloads but not excessive.

View the Fluke report here.

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