Construction Materials Tester Salary

Men make up the majority of Construction Materials Testers in the United States, bringing in about $14.56 per hour. For the most part, Construction Materials Testers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Although a fair number have medical coverage and the larger part have dental coverage, just under a fourth claim no health benefits at all. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$30,639 - $117,446
(Median)
$31K
$46K
$120K
MEDIAN: $46,451
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$11.41 - $19.24
(Median)
$11
$15
$19
MEDIAN: $14.00
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Salary
$30,639 - $117,446  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,936  
Total Pay (?
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$24,960 - $45,930  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 12
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Hourly Rate
$11.41 - $19.24  
   
Overtime
$15.15 - $28.71  
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,936  
   
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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$24,960 - $45,930  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 116
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Job Description for Construction Materials Tester

  • 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. Relatively untried employees who have fewer than five years of experience earn around $31K on average. People who have worked for five to 10 years can expect a higher median salary of $35K. Construction Materials Testers bring in $41K after working for 10 to 20 years. Construction Materials Testers with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $45K.

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Experience Affects Construction Materials Tester Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 33%

Experienced
up arrow 22%

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

National Average
$34,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 17 votes.

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 76% dental benefits Dental: 63%
vision benefits Vision: 42% employee benefits None: 23%
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