We present a standardized procedure to measure the amount of speckle in laser based projection systems. The parameters of the measurement procedure are chosen such that the measured speckle contrast values are in correspondence with the subjective speckle perception of a human observer, independent of the particularities of the laser projector's illumination configuration. The resulting measurement configuration consists of a single digital image sensor in combination with a camera lens of which the settings are related to the human eye. In addition, a standardized measurement procedure and speckle pattern analysis method are suggested. Finally, the speckle measurement set-up is applied to a laser projection system and corresponding subjective speckle perception results of a large test public are discussed.