Nondestructive Tester Salary

Nondestructive Testers in the United States pull down an average of $22.21 per hour. Work is enjoyable for Nondestructive Testers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The vast majority (88 percent) of Nondestructive Testers who answered the questionnaire are male. A large number report receiving medical and dental coverage from their employers and a fair number collect vision insurance.

$36,892 - $75,842

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$14.98 - $32.80

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$36,892 - $75,842  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,122  
Profit Sharing
$1,100 - $4,500  
Total Pay (?
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$34,617 - $79,898  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 56
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$14.98 - $32.80  
   
Overtime
$19.92 - $55.46  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,122  
   
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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$34,617 - $79,898  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 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.


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $44K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $57K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Nondestructive Testers make a median salary of $62K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $64K.

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Experience Affects Nondestructive Tester Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 18%

Experienced
up arrow 16%

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

National Average
$54,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 18%

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
32%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 82%
vision benefits Vision: 71% employee benefits None: 11%
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