Nondestructive Tester Salary

Earnings for Nondestructive Testers in the United States come in at around $21.14 per hour on average. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. Men account for the majority of Nondestructive Testers who responded to the questionnaire — 84 percent to be exact. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$32,000 - $109,750
$32K
$52K
$110K
MEDIAN: $51,501
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$14.50 - $33.43
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$21
$33
MEDIAN: $21.14
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$32,000 - $109,750  
   
Bonus
$0.36 - $9,635  
Profit Sharing
$2,500  
Total Pay (?
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$31,162 - $82,968  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 24
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$14.50 - $33.43  
   
Overtime
$22.00 - $46.21  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.36 - $9,635  
   
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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$31,162 - $82,968  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 104

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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.


Relatively untried employees who have fewer than five years of experience earn around $40K on average. People who have worked for five to 10 years can expect a higher median salary of $53K. On average, Nondestructive Testers make $51K following one to two decades on the job. Seasoned workers who boast more than two decades of relevant experience enjoy a median salary of $68K, which is substantially larger than the medians reported by folks with fewer years on their resumes.

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Key Stats for Nondestructive Tester

Gender

Female
16 %
Male
84 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 18 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
15%
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Experience Affects Nondestructive Tester Salaries

Late-Career
▲34%

Mid-Career
▲5%

Experienced
▲2%

National Average
$50,000

Entry-Level
▼20%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 18 votes.

Gender

Female
16 %
Male
84 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
vision benefits
Vision: 65%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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