Nondestructive Tester Salary

Pay for Nondestructive Testers in the United States sits in the ballpark of $20.68 per hour. The vast majority of Nondestructive Testers (82 percent) survey respondents are men. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Work is enjoyable for Nondestructive Testers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$30,884 - $103,339
$31K
$55K
$100K
MEDIAN: $55,000
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90%

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$14.44 - $31.16
$14
$21
$31
MEDIAN: $20.94
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$0$103K
Salary $30,884 - $103,339
Bonus $0.00 - $9,899
Profit Sharing $1,474
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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$31,075 - $81,642
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 31
Hourly Data $0$47
Hourly Rate $14.44 - $31.16
Overtime $24.39 - $47.97
Annual Data $0$81K
Bonus $0.00 - $9,899
Profit Sharing $1,474
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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$31,075 - $81,642
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 98

Job Description for Nondestructive Tester

  • Review physical equipment and blueprints, inspecting for performance, meeting specifications, and safety.
  • Calibrate, adjust, and maintain test equipment.
  • Perform radiographic, ultrasonic, magnetic particle, and other inspections on equipment and structures.
  • Document tests, findings, and recommendations.

Nondestructive Tester Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Nondestructive Tester

Pay by Experience for a Nondestructive Tester has a positive trend. An entry-level Nondestructive Tester with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $40,000 based on 60 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Nondestructive Tester with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $53,000 based on 47 salaries. An experienced Nondestructive Tester which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 31 salaries. A Nondestructive Tester with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $68,000 based on 19 salaries.

Nondestructive Tester Advice

Q: What is it like working as a Nondestructive Tester?

Nondestructive Tester in Wantagh:
"Sage Advice."
Once you begin your NDT studies, do not stop. It is best to get thru the material while it is fresh in your mind. If you stop and go back you will not remember it all and will be lost, basically needing to start over. There is a lot of information, but if you get thru it quickly it all ties together, giving you the bigger picture.

Nondestructive Tester in Lafayette:
"Good."
Pros: Its simple and gratifying, commotion, and great hours.
Cons: Not always steady, don't always have equal opportunities.

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Key Stats for Nondestructive Tester

Gender

Female
16 %
Male
84 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 20 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
13%

Experience Affects Nondestructive Tester Salaries

Late-Career
▲31%

Mid-Career
▲2%

National Average
$52,000

Experienced
▼1%

Entry-Level
▼23%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
16 %
Male
84 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
vision benefits
Vision: 69%
no benefits
None: 13%