Some of the skills we found on calibration technician resumes included "calibration procedures," "metrology," and "customer service." We have detailed the most important calibration technician responsibilities below.
We've found that 30.2% of calibration technicians have earned a bachelor's degree. Furthermore, 2.2% earned their master's degrees before becoming a calibration technician. While it's true that some calibration technicians have a college degree, it's generally possible to become one with only a high school degree. In fact, one out of every three calibration technicians did not spend the extra money to attend college.
Those calibration technicians who do attend college, typically earn either a electrical engineering degree or a electrical engineering technology degree. Less commonly earned degrees for calibration technicians include a business degree or a general studies degree.
When you're ready to become a calibration technician, you might wonder which companies hire calibration technicians. According to our research through calibration technician resumes, calibration technicians are mostly hired by Caliber Collision, Transcat, and Fortive. Now is a good time to apply as Caliber Collision has 39 calibration technicians job openings, and there are 14 at Transcat and 10 at Fortive.
If you're interested in companies where calibration technicians make the most money, you'll want to apply for positions at Boehringer Ingelheim, Teledyne Technologies, and Abbott Laboratories. We found that at Boehringer Ingelheim, the average calibration technician salary is $96,709. Whereas at Teledyne Technologies, calibration technicians earn roughly $87,266. And at Abbott Laboratories, they make an average salary of $81,590.
Some other companies you might be interested in as a calibration technician include United States Navy, AT&T;, and United States Army. These three companies were found to hire the most calibration technicians from the top 100 U.S. educational institutions.
The industries that calibration technicians fulfill the most roles in are the manufacturing and technology industries. But the highest calibration technician annual salary is in the health care industry, averaging $65,597. In the technology industry they make $58,942 and average about $50,280 in the manufacturing industry. In conclusion, calibration technicians who work in the health care industry earn a 50.0% higher salary than calibration technicians in the government industry.