Construction Materials Tester Salary

Male Construction Materials Testers number significantly more than their female counterparts, and average earnings in this role come out to $15.17 per hour in the United States. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Some workers in this field — around one in four — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a majority and dental plans are enjoyed by more than half. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$28,949 - $68,510
$29K
$38K
$69K
MEDIAN: $38,000
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$11.89 - $19.03
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$28,949 - $68,510  
   
Bonus
$101.37 - $19,963  
Profit Sharing
$1,221  
Commission
$20.00  
Total Pay (?
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$26,100 - $49,841  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 12
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$11.89 - $19.03  
   
Hourly Tips
$22.49  
Overtime
$16.80 - $27.51  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$101.37 - $19,963  
   
Commission
$20.00  
Profit Sharing
$1,221  
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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$26,100 - $49,841  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 143

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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

Pay by Experience for a Construction Materials Tester has a positive trend. An entry-level Construction Materials Tester with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $33,000 based on 114 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Construction Materials Tester with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $36,000 based on 22 salaries. An experienced Construction Materials Tester which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 27 salaries. A Construction Materials Tester with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $49,000 based on 6 salaries.

Key Stats for Construction Materials Tester

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 10 votes.
Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
57%
5-9 years
10%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
4%
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Experience Affects Construction Materials Tester Salaries

Late-Career
▲39%

Experienced
▲17%

Mid-Career
▲1%

National Average
$35,000

Entry-Level
▼5%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 10 votes.

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
57%
5-9 years
10%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 68%
dental benefits
Dental: 57%
vision benefits
Vision: 47%
no benefits
None: 25%