Nondestructive Tester Salary

Nondestructive Testers in the United States pull down an average of $22.24 per hour. Most Nondestructive Testers report high levels of job satisfaction. The vast majority of Nondestructive Testers (88 percent) survey respondents are men. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a large number earn dental coverage. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$38,151 - $78,226
(Median)
$38K
$54K
$78K
MEDIAN: $54,315
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$15.00 - $31.80
(Median)
$15
$22
$32
MEDIAN: $22.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$38,151 - $78,226  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,953  
Profit Sharing
$2,948  
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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$34,357 - $80,949  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 55
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$15.00 - $31.80  
   
Overtime
$20.43 - $54.92  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,953  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,948  
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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$34,357 - $80,949  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 142
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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.


For many Nondestructive Testers, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. 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 $56K. Nondestructive Testers bring in $63K after working for 10 to 20 years. 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 $65K.

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Experience Affects Nondestructive Tester Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 21%

Experienced
up arrow 19%

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

National Average
$53,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 16%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 28 votes.

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
medical benefits
Vision: 73%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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