Nondestructive Tester Salary

The average Nondestructive Tester in the United States earns approximately $22.18 per hour. Men make up the vast majority of Nondestructive Testers (88 percent) who took the survey. Medical and dental coverage is claimed by a large number, and a fair number earn vision coverage. For the most part, Nondestructive Testers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction.

$35,479 - $76,759
(Median)
$35K
$55K
$77K
MEDIAN: $54,775
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90%

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$14.60 - $30.91
(Median)
$15
$22
$31
MEDIAN: $22.00
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90%

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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
$35,479 - $76,759  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,500  
Profit Sharing
$720 - $3,931  
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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$33,447 - $80,147  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 51
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$14.60 - $30.91  
   
Overtime
$19.15 - $55.63  
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.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,500  
   
Profit Sharing
$720 - $3,931  
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).
)
$33,447 - $80,147  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 103

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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.


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. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $63K in this role. Survey respondents who have worked for more than 20 years actually report somewhat lower incomes of $62K.

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Experience Affects Nondestructive Tester Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 17%

Late-Career
up arrow 16%

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

National Average
$54,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 18%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 20 votes.

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

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