The average hourly pay for a Construction Materials Tester is $15.34.
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Job Description for Construction Materials Tester
Aspiring construction materials testers should have experience in the field (i.e. vendor, construction, and manufacturing sites), as well as in the laboratory, with a variety of material testing techniques and tools. These testers are tasked with creating material sampling plans, Rockwell hardness testing, using measurement tools (calipers, micrometers, and optical comparators), and collecting materials on-site for testing in the laboratory, such as for soil compaction or concrete stress tests. …Read more
Construction Materials Tester Tasks
- Oversee, inspect and test areas and materials.
- Document findings.
- Operate various testing equipment.
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Popular Employer Salaries for Construction Materials Tester
The top respondents for the job title Construction Materials Tester are from the companies Terracon, Terracon Consultants, Inc. and CMT Group. Reported salaries are highest at CMT Group where the average pay is $26.00. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Braun Intertec Corporation, earning around $15.49. Terracon pays the lowest at around $14.48. Terracon Consultants, Inc. also pays on the lower end of the scale, paying $14.88.
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Skills in Quality Assurance / Quality Control, Acceptance Testing, Construction Site Inspection and Safety Training are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Office.
Pay by Experience Level for Construction Materials Tester
An entry-level Construction Materials Tester with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $13.76 based on 36 salaries. An early career Construction Materials Tester with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $14.85 based on 166 salaries. A mid-career Construction Materials Tester with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $16.09 based on 40 salaries. An experienced Construction Materials Tester with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $16.99 based on 47 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $21.
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Employees with Construction Materials Tester in their job title in Salt Lake City, Utah earn an average of 17.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Houston, Texas (13.0% more) and Denver, Colorado (8.1% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Augusta, Georgia (20.2% less), Chattanooga, Tennessee (18.4% less) and Raleigh, North Carolina (12.1% less).
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