Nondestructive Tester Salary

The average Nondestructive Tester in the United States earns approximately $22.24 per hour. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a large number earn dental coverage. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Nondestructive Testers who took the survey are largely men, dominating at 88 percent. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$38,151 - $78,226
(Median)
$38K
$54K
$78K
MEDIAN: $54,315
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$15.00 - $31.80
(Median)
$15
$22
$32
MEDIAN: $22.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$38,151 - $78,226  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,953  
Profit Sharing
$2,948  
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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$34,357 - $80,949  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 55
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$15.00 - $31.80  
   
Overtime
$20.43 - $54.92  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,953  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,948  
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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$34,357 - $80,949  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 142
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Job Description for Nondestructive Tester

  • Perform radiographic, ultrasonic, magnetic particle, and other inspections on equipment and structures.
  • Document tests, findings, and recommendations.
  • Review physical equipment and blueprints, inspecting for performance, meeting specifications, and safety.
  • Calibrate, adjust, and maintain test equipment.

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Pay by Experience Level for Nondestructive Tester

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Nondestructive Testers with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $44K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $56K. Nondestructive Testers see a median salary of $63K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $65K.

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Experience Affects Nondestructive Tester Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 21%

Experienced
up arrow 19%

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

National Average
$53,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 16%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 28 votes.

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
medical benefits
Vision: 73%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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