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.

$30,968 - $48,696
(Median)
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$36K
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MEDIAN: $36,174
50%

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$11.73 - $19.43
(Median)
$12
$15
$19
MEDIAN: $15.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$36,174  
   
Bonus
$592  
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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$25,668 - $48,433  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 9
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$11.73 - $19.43  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.88  
Overtime
$16.64 - $27.37  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$592  
   
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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$25,668 - $48,433  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 150
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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, 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.

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Experience Affects Construction Materials Tester Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 37%

Experienced
up arrow 17%

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 11 votes.

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 72%
dental benefits
Dental: 62%
medical benefits
Vision: 45%
dental benefits
None: 23%
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