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Nondestructive Tester Salary

Nondestructive Testers in the United States can expect wages of $21.97 per hour on average. A large number report receiving medical and dental coverage from their employers and the larger part collect vision insurance. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The vast majority of Nondestructive Testers (87 percent) who took the survey are men. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
$35,479 - $79,569
(Median)
$35K
$56K
$80K
MEDIAN: $55,879
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$14.39 - $32.22
(Median)
$14
$22
$32
MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$35,479 - $79,569  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,091  
Profit Sharing
$1,100 - $3,500  
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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$32,076 - $81,710  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 51
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$14.39 - $32.22  
   
Overtime
$13.82 - $56.15  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,091  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,100 - $3,500  
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).
)
$32,076 - $81,710  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 93
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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.


Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $43K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $58K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Nondestructive Testers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $64K. For some reason, Nondestructive Testers with more than two decades of experience report lower paychecks overall; the median sum in this group sits near $63K.

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Experience Affects Nondestructive Tester Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 15%

Late-Career
up arrow 13%

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

National Average
$56,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 23%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 20 votes.

Gender

Female
13 %
Male
87 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 69% employee benefits None: 12%