Construction Materials Tester Salary

Construction Materials Testers in the United States are largely men, earning an average of $14.73 per hour. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Job satisfaction for Construction Materials Testers is high. Although about a fifth lack health benefits of any kind, a strong majority do enjoy medical insurance, and the greater part get dental coverage, too.

$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

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.

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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, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $32K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $37K. Construction Materials Testers bring in $42K after working for 10 to 20 years. Construction Materials Testers who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $46K.

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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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