Construction Materials Tester Salary

Men make up the majority of Construction Materials Testers in the United States, bringing in about $14.73 per hour. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. While about one in five report receiving no health benefits, a strong majority do receive medical coverage, and the larger part have dental, as well. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$35,364 - $120,401
(Median)
$35K
$49K
$120K
MEDIAN: $49,022
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50%
90%

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$11.54 - $19.29
(Median)
$12
$15
$19
MEDIAN: $14.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$35,364 - $120,401  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,020  
Profit Sharing
$3,000  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$25,143 - $49,279  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 13
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$11.54 - $19.29  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.88  
Overtime
$16.32 - $27.40  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,020  
   
Profit Sharing
$3,000  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$25,143 - $49,279  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 169
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Job Description for Construction Materials Tester

  • Operate various testing equipment.
  • Document findings.
  • Oversee, inspect and test areas and materials.

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Pay by Experience Level for Construction Materials Tester

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $32K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $37K. For Construction Materials Testers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $42K. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $46K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

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Experience Affects Construction Materials Tester Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 32%

Experienced
up arrow 21%

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

National Average
$35,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 22 votes.

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 64%
medical benefits
Vision: 44%
dental benefits
None: 21%
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