An average Nondestructive Tester in the United States can expect to take home roughly $21.22 per hour. Men account for the majority of Nondestructive Testers who responded to the questionnaire — 86 percent to be exact. Most Nondestructive Testers like their work and job satisfaction is high. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$35,508 - $100,861
$36K
$51K
$100K
MEDIAN: $51,267
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$14.59 - $31.28
$15
$21
$31
MEDIAN: $21.22
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$35,508 - $100,861  
   
Bonus
$0.36 - $10,033  
Profit Sharing
$2,500  
Total Pay (?
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$31,966 - $80,370  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 27
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$14.59 - $31.28  
   
Overtime
$21.62 - $44.68  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.36 - $10,033  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,500  
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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$31,966 - $80,370  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 110

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Job Description for Nondestructive Tester

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

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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 who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $41K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience earn a higher $52K on average. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $50K in this role. More than 20 years of experience seem related to solid financial gains; veterans in this group report earning a median of $68K.

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Key Stats for Nondestructive Tester

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 17 votes.
040
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
14%
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Experience Affects Nondestructive Tester Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 36%

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

Experienced
0%

National Average
$50,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 18%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 17 votes.

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
vision benefits
Vision: 66%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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