Construction Materials Tester Salary

Men make up the majority of Construction Materials Testers in the United States, and the nationwide average salary in this area lies in the neighborhood of $14.99 per hour. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. While some workers in this profession — slightly more than a fifth — do not have any health coverage, a strong majority do receive medical benefits and the greater part have dental insurance. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$28,222 - $70,957
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$42K
$71K
MEDIAN: $41,734
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$11.87 - $19.25
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MEDIAN: $14.96
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$0$70K
Salary $28,222 - $70,957
Bonus $97.44 - $19,342
Profit Sharing $2,100
Commission $19.65
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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$26,839 - $52,695
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 16 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 17
Hourly Data $0$28
Hourly Rate $11.87 - $19.25
Hourly Tips $22.89
Overtime $17.14 - $28.38
Annual Data $0$52K
Bonus $97.44 - $19,342
Commission $19.65
Profit Sharing $2,100
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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$26,839 - $52,695
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 16 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 148

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.

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Construction Materials Tester Tasks

  • Oversee, inspect and test areas and materials.
  • Document findings.
  • Operate various testing equipment.

Construction Materials Tester Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Construction Materials Tester

Pay by Experience for a Construction Materials Tester has a positive trend. An entry-level Construction Materials Tester with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $33,000 based on 114 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Construction Materials Tester with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $36,000 based on 22 salaries. An experienced Construction Materials Tester which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 27 salaries. A Construction Materials Tester with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $49,000 based on 6 salaries.

Construction Materials Tester Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Construction Materials Tester?

Construction Materials Tester in Richmond:
"Good work for subpar pay."
Pros: I am outside every day which I enjoy. While on job sites I am in effect my own boss, there are no direct supervisors or managers observing me while I work.
Cons: I am required to drive my personal vehicle rapidly accummulating many miles, on average an extra 60 to 70 miles per day in addition to a regular commute. There have been days that I have logged 200+ miles on my POV in a single work day. The pay is also lagging in my opinion. Starting wages are $10/hr, and raises are almost nonexistent, and is almosy unliveable in my area.

Construction Materials Tester in Bloemfontein:
"I am the one who need advice."
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Key Stats for Construction Materials Tester

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 19 votes.
Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
57%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
2%

Experience Affects Construction Materials Tester Salaries

Late-Career
▲33%

Experienced
▲13%

National Average
$37,000

Mid-Career
▼3%

Entry-Level
▼9%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 19 votes.

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
57%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 61%
vision benefits
Vision: 53%
no benefits
None: 21%