Non-Destructive Testing Specialists

4.6/10 job score
risk level
by 2030
or $30.86 hourly
as of 2020

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 76% (Robots are watching)

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Qualities required for this occupation:
Cramped Work Space, Awkward Positions
Finger Dexterity
Manual Dexterity
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How quickly is this occupation growing?

The number of 'Non-Destructive Testing Specialists' job openings is expected to rise 4.4% by 2030
'Non-Destructive Testing Specialists' is expected to be a slow growing occupation in comparison to other occupations.
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2020 and 2030.
Updated projections are due Sep 2022.

What are the median wages for 'Non-Destructive Testing Specialists' in the United States?

In 2020 the median annual wage for 'Non-Destructive Testing Specialists' was $64,190, or $30.86 hourly
'Non-Destructive Testing Specialists' are paid 53.0% higher than the national median wage, which stands at $41,950
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

How many people are employed in this occupation?

As of 2020 there were 92,100 people employed as Non-Destructive Testing Specialists.
This represents around 0.07% of the employed workforce across the United States.

Job description

Test the safety of structures, vehicles, or vessels using x-ray, ultrasound, fiber optic or related equipment.

SOC Code: 17-3029.01

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