Nondestructive Tester Salary

Median pay for Nondestructive Testers in the United States is around $22.17 per hour. Medical and dental coverage is claimed by most, and a strong majority earn vision coverage. For the most part, Nondestructive Testers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The vast majority (88 percent) of Nondestructive Testers who answered the questionnaire are male.

$36,666 - $76,017
(Median)
$37K
$55K
$76K
MEDIAN: $54,775
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$14.85 - $32.87
(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 - $4,102  
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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$34,494 - $80,967  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 55
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$14.85 - $32.87  
   
Overtime
$19.92 - $55.46  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,102  
   
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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$34,494 - $80,967  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 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.


Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $44K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $57K. Nondestructive Testers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $64K. Survey participants with more than two decades under their belts actually report earning less than people with less experience; the former take home only $63K on average.

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Experience Affects Nondestructive Tester Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 17%

Late-Career
up arrow 17%

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

National Average
$54,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 19%

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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