Nondestructive Tester Salary

Nondestructive Testers in the United States can expect wages of $22.17 per hour on average. In this profession, most enjoy medical and dental coverage, and a strong majority have vision insurance, as well. Men account for the majority of Nondestructive Testers who responded to the questionnaire — 88 percent to be exact. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$36,666 - $76,017
(Median)
$37K
$55K
$76K
MEDIAN: $54,775
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$14.97 - $32.88
(Median)
$15
$22
$33
MEDIAN: $22.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$36,666 - $76,017  
   
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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$34,534 - $80,062  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 55
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$14.97 - $32.88  
   
Overtime
$19.84 - $55.63  
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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$34,534 - $80,062  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 110
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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 and pay tend to be weakly linked for Nondestructive Testers — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $44K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $57K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Nondestructive Testers make a median salary of $63K. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $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
13 %
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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