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Microscopist Asbestos Salary
in Idaho, United States

$48,677 (USD)

Average Salary

$23/hr

Average Hourly

$866

Average Bonus

Last updated: February 22, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Microscopist Asbestos is $48,677 a year and $23 an hour in Idaho, United States. The average salary range for a Microscopist Asbestos is between $35,605 and $59,572. On average, a Bachelor's Degree is the highest level of education for a Microscopist Asbestos. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Idaho, United States.

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Job Summary

Description:
  • Analyzes bulk material and air filter samples for presence and concentration of asbestos fibers to provide information to customers regarding asbestos pollution in sampled environments, using optical and electron microscopes and applying knowledge of asbestos mineralogy: Examines sample of bulk material, such as soil, insulation, joint compound, or tile, for number of layers, homogeneity, color, texture, and particle size, and estimates concentration of asbestos.
  • Obtains subsamples from layers of bulk sample and grinds sample to increase homogeneity and reduce particle size, using laboratory work aids, such as knife, probe, mortar, and pestle.
  • Applies heat, dilute acid, or other methods to remove interfering materials from bulk sample.
  • Mounts bulk sample or air filter membrane on glass laboratory slide.
  • Analyzes and counts fibers in air filter sample, using phase contrast microscope, polarized light microscope, or transmission electron microscope, following U.S. government-approved methods.
  • Analyzes bulk sample to identify and estimate concentration of asbestos in sample, using phase contrast microscope, polarized light microscope, x-ray diffractometer, or scanning or transmission electron microscope, applying knowledge of asbestos optical characteristics and test procedures.
  • Calculates percentage of asbestos in sample.
  • Interprets test results, using statistical methodologies, and cites legal standards for asbestos concentration.
  • Discusses test results with customer and prepares written reports.
  • Calibrates microscopes and cleans lenses regularly to ensure accurate results.
  • May produce and develop photomicrographs of samples.
Microscopist Asbestos Job Prevalence in Idaho, United States

Job family: Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health

Job family population: 32,840

Estimated population of Microscopist Asbestos jobs: N/A

Rate of error: 2.4%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
$56,430
5 Year Change:
16 %

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Microscopist Asbestos Job Listings for Idaho, United States

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