Construction Materials Tester Salary
Men account for the majority of Construction Materials Testers in the United States. The overall average income for this group is approximately $15.17 per hour. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of Construction Materials Testers claim high levels of job satisfaction. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — just under one in four lack coverage. On the flip side, a fair number have medical insurance and the larger part receive dental plans. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Job Description for Construction Materials Tester
Construction materials testers are required to oversee job sites, such as in construction, logging, or mining, and maintain the materials used there. They typically travel between locations, locally or even out of state, and must be willing to spend the majority of their shifts outside or on the road.Read More...
Construction materials testers must have strong working knowledge of material testing equipment to conduct routine tests as needed. They must also be able to interpret test data gathered by this equipment and perform the necessary tests and calculations to determine its validity. Strong verbal and written communication skills are important in this position for preparing daily reports based on information gathered from routine testing practices, and these testers must also ensure that all equipment meets company and project specifications. They must also check for safety and health violations that may occur, and this information and their daily reports must be conveyed to local supervisors or foremen as well as upper management.
A high school diploma or equivalent and a valid driver's license are generally required for this position, and all applicants must be punctual and able to navigate accurately to arrive on-time at work sites. A drug test must also be passed before beginning work.
Construction Materials Tester Tasks
- 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.
For Construction Materials Testers, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. In this position, someone who has worked for fewer than five years can expect a median salary of $33K. The median for people with five to 10 years of experience is only a little bit higher at $36K. Construction Materials Testers bring in $40K after working for 10 to 20 years. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $48K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups.