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Nondestructive Tester Salary

Median pay for Nondestructive Testers in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $22.31 per hour. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a large number earn dental coverage. The vast majority of Nondestructive Testers (88 percent) who took the survey are men. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Nondestructive Testers.

$36,406 - $76,195
(Median)
$36K
$55K
$76K
MEDIAN: $55,301
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$14.82 - $32.78
(Median)
$15
$22
$33
MEDIAN: $22.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$36,406 - $76,195  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,146  
Profit Sharing
$1,100 - $4,500  
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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$34,245 - $80,967  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 54
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$14.82 - $32.78  
   
Overtime
$19.32 - $55.05  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,146  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,100 - $4,500  
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).
)
$34,245 - $80,967  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 111
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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.


Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $44K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $58K. Nondestructive Testers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $64K. Nondestructive Testers who claim more than two decades of experience actually make somewhat smaller average paychecks of $63K.

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Experience Affects Nondestructive Tester Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 18%

Late-Career
up arrow 16%

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

National Average
$54,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 19%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 22 votes.

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 69% employee benefits None: 11%
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