Men make up the majority of Construction Materials Testers in the United States, bringing in about $15.10 per hour. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of individuals in this role claim moderate levels of job satisfaction. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and around one in four lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a fair number and dental coverage is claimed by a majority. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$28,753 - $51,064
$29K
$38K
$51K
MEDIAN: $38,000
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90%

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$11.84 - $18.97
$12
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$19
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$28,753 - $51,064  
   
Bonus
$-0.50 - $993  
Total Pay (?
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$25,781 - $48,741  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 10
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$11.84 - $18.97  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.88  
Overtime
$16.71 - $27.37  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$-0.50 - $993  
   
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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$25,781 - $48,741  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 155

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Job Description for Construction Materials Tester

Aspiring construction materials testers should have experience in the field (i.e. vendor, construction, and manufacturing sites), as well as in the laboratory, with a variety of material testing techniques and tools. These testers are tasked with creating material sampling plans, Rockwell hardness testing, using measurement tools (calipers, micrometers, and optical comparators), and collecting materials on-site for testing in the laboratory, such as for soil compaction or concrete stress tests.

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Construction Materials Tester Tasks

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

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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, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Survey participants with less than five years' experience report a median income of $33K, and earnings aren't much higher for respondents who have five to 10 years under their belts; respondents in the latter group report a median of just $36K. Construction Materials Testers bring in $41K after working for 10 to 20 years. Construction Materials Testers who have acquired more than two decades of experience generally do see greater compensation; their average income is approximately $49K.

Key Stats for Construction Materials Tester

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 9 votes.
057
Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
58%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
4%
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Experience Affects Construction Materials Tester Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 42%

Experienced
up arrow 18%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

National Average
$35,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 9 votes.

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
58%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 71%
dental benefits
Dental: 60%
vision benefits
Vision: 45%
dental benefits
None: 25%
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