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11:45 Apr-22-2009
Pascal
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Salaries of NDT-Inspectors
Hello,

everbody knows that NDT is a very high demanding field of knowledge.
Therefor, we can earn a lot of money.
But the question is, how much is normal or how much is ok???

Please can anybody help me?

Thanks a lot!
 
 
04:35 Apr-23-2009

S.V.Swamy
Engineering, - Material Testing Inspection & Quality Control,
Retired from Nuclear Fuel Complex ,
India,
Joined Feb 2001
658
Re: Salaries of NDT-Inspectors
In Reply to Pascal on 11:45 Apr-22-2009 (Opening).

Well, I wish it were true! Salaries are more dependent on the laws of supply and demand and the industry. A call center employee gets more salary than a NDT Level 1 or Level 2 in India! IT sector pays far more than say a manufacturing sector!

The salary depends on the market economy and the place where you are working.

Look at similar skilled technician salaries (welder for example may get as much as or even more than the welding inspector!).

 
 
13:15 Apr-23-2009
Jbazz
Re: Salaries of NDT-Inspectors
In Reply to S.V.Swamy on 04:35 Apr-23-2009 .

As a level I inspector for a major airline, we make 34.50 an hour. But we are also working under an A&P license.

 
 
10:20 Apr-29-2009
Klokan
Re: Salaries of NDT-Inspectors
In Reply to Jbazz on 13:15 Apr-23-2009 .

As a level II in UT I am working about 7 eur/hour :-(

 
 
13:52 Apr-29-2009
rimau
Re: Salaries of NDT-Inspectors
In Reply to Klokan on 10:20 Apr-29-2009 .

but today,the ndt rate going down and down because the indian peoples outside.they need a jobs and will be accept for low rate..

 
 
14:58 Apr-29-2009
Pascal
Re: Salaries of NDT-Inspectors
In Reply to rimau on 13:52 Apr-29-2009 .

Yes i know. That's the problem everywhere in the world. Where are you working? The salaries in Europe should be better.

 
 
08:13 Apr-30-2009
Klokan
Re: Salaries of NDT-Inspectors
In Reply to Pascal on 14:58 Apr-29-2009 .

I am working in Czech Rep. - and I am sure, that I am not indian :-)

 
 
11:37 Apr-30-2009
Pascal
Re: Salaries of NDT-Inspectors
In Reply to Klokan on 08:13 Apr-30-2009 .

:-) yes i believe you. I think you must going to Dubai and you can make money.

 
 
10:27 May-04-2009
Klokan
Re: Salaries of NDT-Inspectors
In Reply to Pascal on 11:37 Apr-30-2009 .

may be yes, if will be some offer, why not :-)))))

 
 
13:49 May-09-2009

Nat
Engineering, Chief Examiner -NDT Manager,
SGS EGYPT,
Singapore,
Joined Jan 2002
4
Re: Salaries of NDT-Inspectors
In Reply to Klokan on 10:27 May-04-2009 .

Accepting low rates is one thing , what about offering , the same multinationals or even local companies will offer a lower rate for any third world nationals than his western counterpart,

Even with in EU , i bet the rates are different for poles, Romanian, .....

 
 
22:17 May-09-2009

Nigel

Engineering, - Specialist services,
United Kingdom,
Joined Oct 2000
930
Re: Salaries of NDT-Inspectors
In Reply to Nat on 13:49 May-09-2009 .

No crocodile tears for TCN NDT techs here please. Discussion with many reveals thay are on a much higher uplift than me for working away from home, generally they pay no training or certification costs (certainly British are nearly all centrally-certified, TCNs on employer-issued SNT-TC=1a) and usually they employ a poor country girl-child in their home as housemaid for their wife on a pittance-wage that makes their own wages look astronomical.

 
 
23:18 Aug-06-2009
Johannes Mandagie
Re: Salaries of NDT-Inspectors
In Reply to Nat on 13:49 May-09-2009 .

Does anybody know how much an NDT Technician/CWI pay rate in Indonesia and the area around it (South East Asia)? Any information wille beneficial since I am looking forward to move toward there.

 
 
02:58 Sep-23-2009
Medo
Re: Salaries of NDT-Inspectors
In Reply to Pascal on 11:37 Apr-30-2009 .

hii

any body might know what is the average salary might be for a fresh marine coating inspector in a multinational paint company in Dubai ?

what is the average salary if from europe or Mid. Eastern

 
 
07:50 Sep-23-2009

S.R.G.PRABHU
Consultant, AUT specialist,
FREELANCE,
India,
Joined Aug 2008
61
Re: Salaries of NDT-Inspectors
In Reply to Johannes Mandagie on 23:18 Aug-06-2009 .

It depends. I know a ndt tech working in Angola offshore for a multinational inspection company getting 375US$ per day, and he is an Indian. I think, irrespective of the certification, it is very important that how much skill, knowledge and experinece in latest technologies like phased array UT, digital radiography decide the salary. There is no point in complaining about salary without gaining enough skill and experience. Also, personal attitude towards the work, the involvement, continuos improvement in developing one's technical expertise are basic requiste...I would like to place myself as an example, as SHELL, STAOILHYDRO, TOTAL all paid me the same day rate as any western expat.So, I think it shall be considered as case by case basis.

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03:21 Mar-09-2012
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Re: Salaries of NDT-Inspectors
In Reply to Pascal on 11:45 Apr-22-2009 (Opening).

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08:24 Oct-05-2012
Sri
Re: Salaries of NDT-Inspectors
In Reply to Pascal on 11:45 Apr-22-2009 (Opening).

I'm a Fresh Mechanical Engineering Graduate in India, I wish to start my career as NDT (ASNT Level 2) Technician, so anyone please tell me about the career growth and Salaries offered by the companies in India at Entry level, and Salary growth after gaining Experience.

 
 
16:44 Oct-05-2012

John
NDT Inspector, pipeline, ASME, AWS,
USA,
Joined Sep 2009
225
Re: Salaries of NDT-Inspectors
In Reply to Sri on 08:24 Oct-05-2012 .

You are missing a step! You cannot "START" your career as a level II

 
 
22:54 Oct-05-2012
casey folden
Re: Salaries of NDT-Inspectors
In Reply to John on 16:44 Oct-05-2012 .

John, Per NAS410, I believe that you can obtain a Level 2 certification without first having obtained a level 1 certification, but it does require quite a bit more experience hours. I believe it's 1600 hours for UT, ET and RT.

 
 
00:49 Oct-06-2012

John
NDT Inspector, pipeline, ASME, AWS,
USA,
Joined Sep 2009
225
Re: Salaries of NDT-Inspectors
In Reply to casey folden on 22:54 Oct-05-2012 .

That is correct, but you can't start as a level II, you have to gain experience somewhere. That somewhere is usually an internship, or level I
Just sayen'

 
 
07:42 Oct-10-2012
Sri
Re: Salaries of NDT-Inspectors
In Reply to John on 00:49 Oct-06-2012 .

I Can do ASNT Level 2 certification. Please tell me Whether its a Good Career and also about the salaries offered in the Entry level and after gaining experience.

 
 
19:46 Oct-10-2012

John
NDT Inspector, pipeline, ASME, AWS,
USA,
Joined Sep 2009
225
Re: Salaries of NDT-Inspectors
In Reply to Sri on 07:42 Oct-10-2012 .

I don't have any knowledge of wages in India. This career can be whatever you make of it. You can make it a passion or just a job. It's personal to each.

 
 
20:15 Oct-10-2012

Amy
NDT Inspector, - -,
USA,
Joined Jan 2009
85
Re: Salaries of NDT-Inspectors
In Reply to Sri on 07:42 Oct-10-2012 .

In regards to direct certification to Level II
Per NAS 410 you can certify directly to Level II without Level I, BUT you still need to have the classroom and OJT hours to meet the direct certification requirement. This clause if meant for people that have documented time and training performing NDT, such as an research and development technician, NDE in the military or other related field in which a Level I certification was not required.

As far as salaries go, I am in the US and they vary with industry and certification, but they are certainly nowhere near minimum wage and for the amount of schooling required; NDT is one of the higher paid fields. I cannot speak for other areas.

If companies are providing NDT Level II certifications with no previous experience and training I would expect salaries to go down, as the ethical component is not there. I would not expect an unethical company to pay a fair salary. This hurts qualified techs in the long run.

LOL I interviewed a guy that was so qualified, he was a Level 4.

 
 
01:40 Oct-11-2012

Manuel Haces

Director, - Wire rope inspection,
Haces Inspección del Noreste,
Mexico,
Joined Jun 2002
87
Re: Salaries of NDT-Inspectors
In Reply to Amy on 20:15 Oct-10-2012 .

LOL,.....Level 4?...Well things have changed. Lets study more.

 
 
16:53 Jun-21-2013
jaison james
Re: Re: Salaries of NDT-Inspectors
In Reply to Nat on 13:49 May-09-2009 .

ndt,,,,,

 
 
19:23 Jun-22-2013
velmurgan
Re: Re: Salaries of NDT-Inspectors
In Reply to jaison james on 16:53 Jun-21-2013 .

i'hv completed m.sc in physics and i decided to start my career in Ndt but i'm still confused and double minded...is it gud for me to get over it ..can you pls gve me a clear idea abt it.
ppl saying me to study all abt NDT and thn go for a job but i thought lik let me go for a job and learn things thn i get certified.

prblm is whether the certification plays a role neither a experience

and also what is level 3 .is it same as level 1 &2 or somethingelse.

thank you..

 
 
13:44 Jun-23-2013
Bob
Re: Re: Salaries of NDT-Inspectors
In Reply to velmurgan on 19:23 Jun-22-2013 .

Lvl 4 is coming. The additional requirement for a lvl 4 from a lvl 3 will be an Engineering or Material Sciences Degree.

 
 
14:42 Jun-23-2013
Mark
Re: Re: Salaries of NDT-Inspectors
In Reply to Bob on 13:44 Jun-23-2013 .

But isn't someone with several level 3 certs pretty much given the NDT degree from Northampton University?

As we all know there are many NDT training centres around the globe that are utterly corrupt when it comes to dishing out exam passes.

 
 
16:58 Jun-23-2013

Joe Buckley
Engineering, Applications Technology Manager ASNT L-III,
Sonatest Ltd.,
United Kingdom,
Joined Oct 1999
346 Stand of Sonatest Ltd
Re: Re: Salaries of NDT-Inspectors
In Reply to Mark on 14:42 Jun-23-2013 .

"But isn't someone with several level 3 certs pretty much given the NDT degree from Northampton University?"

No, its a modular distance learning course, some existing qualifications may give you an exemption from parts of it, but there is a lot more to it than just having the certs.

 
 
17:55 Jun-24-2013

Albert
Other, ASNT NDT Level III (MT, PT, UT and ET ),
Aviation,
USA,
Joined Jun 2012
139
Re: Re: Salaries of NDT-Inspectors
In Reply to Bob on 13:44 Jun-23-2013 .

Than level 4 business, Where and who is instituting that?

ASNT?

What degrees will satisfy that?

 
 
10:57 Jul-01-2013

velmurgan
Student, ,
AuroTech Inspection Service,
India,
Joined Jun 2013
7
Re: Re: Salaries of NDT-Inspectors
In Reply to Bob on 13:44 Jun-23-2013 .

But Bob., am not with material science just completed master degree in general physics which is a combined portion of all physics.

still am worth it..? with general physics

 
 
11:16 Jul-01-2013

velmurgan
Student, ,
AuroTech Inspection Service,
India,
Joined Jun 2013
7
Re: Salaries of NDT-Inspectors
In Reply to S.V.Swamy on 04:35 Apr-23-2009 .

sir... i'hv completed master degree in physics people saying me to get into non destructive line.. where i can earn and learn things

The question is does it belongs to my field.Is it worth for me ?

 
 
05:43 Jul-15-2013
Jayson
Re: Salaries of NDT-Inspectors
In Reply to velmurgan on 11:16 Jul-01-2013 .

Think before choosing NDT as a Career option.It seems you are from India if so the chances for career growth is very limited as more and more people are getting into this field and salaries are just going down irrespective of where the country's economy is headed.The situation is the same in the Middle East.There are many NDT Tech's from India working here for as low as Dhs.1500 per month in the Gulf.

 
 
17:51 Jul-17-2013
Ohh it Glows
Re: Salaries of NDT-Inspectors
In Reply to Jayson on 05:43 Jul-15-2013 .

Hello, FYI salary expectations A/C NDT level II's

I recently acquired my Level II here in the UK after a week long course 2 days of testing both practical and theory exams in DP & MP. I am still limited and must have over signing level II's until my hours in each field are complete.

I have 7 years of aircraft maintenance experience including military type ratings (which I presume are now long expired and worthless). I have performed and signed for maintenance to MOD a/c as a self employed civilian many moons ago. I do not own a civilian license so can not sign for part 145 but I still now work for a civilian airline who can give local auths for the work I do.

My Salary is £30,000 per anum, my superior who does not hold a license and is also level II is £50,000 and our licensed engineers some of whom are barely out of their teens and limited in auths due to age restriction make £50,000 ( upside down and smoking Subaru Impreza's, Porsches and Audi TT's are a regular fixture in the area.) By virtue of holding an aircraft license you are authorized to perform NDT on aircraft and parts ( I read this some where don't ask me where) but I'm pretty sure very few firms would allow this with out a level II cert anyway probably due to local audits from customers and their own company policy.

Can anyone explain to me why holding an aircraft license in the EU somehow automatically endows it's owner with NDT experience? Very few of our engineers have any experience in the field so I do not get at all how they could possibly be expected to perform the testing and sign for it. I've seen a dude magnetically testing magnesium components while I was contracting (not at my current place) because the manual said perform NDT. It was all good, no cracks detected.

 
 
06:31 Jul-18-2013
Joel
Re: Salaries of NDT-Inspectors
In Reply to Ohh it Glows on 17:51 Jul-17-2013 .

According to me, by virtue of holding an engineers licence in aircraft industry does not mean you could sign off NDT work. One is required to possess that particular approval for the method performed certification to level 2, got the stipulated experience hours working under closely monitoring of a level 3 in that method who has gained his exp in years and approved as per company policies.
If you happen to do NDT do not let any one certify for you, let him do it and carry his own cross! Its unethical.

 
 
15:45 Jul-19-2013
oh it glows
Re: Salaries of NDT-Inspectors
In Reply to Ohh it Glows on 17:51 Jul-17-2013 .

Checked the book its a training manual and yeah you do need to have the correct level to perform even with licence.

 
 
19:51 Jul-20-2013
Aviator50
Re: Salaries of NDT-Inspectors
In Reply to Ohh it Glows on 17:51 Jul-17-2013 .

There's a clear guidance in the specification for Training, Qualification and Certification of NDT personnel on EN473, En4179 , NAS 410 that one has to have number of hours gained hands on after the formal therory training and exam done at an ATO(Approved Training Organisation) or Accredited Training Organisation.
There's no where it is written that a licenced aircraft tech can perform NDT and sign off work by himself or sign off someone elses NDT work on an aircraft structre or component. That is illeagel and if found out by the regulatory body such as CAA/FAA or anyother would lead to grounding and reinspecting the components and or sturctures affected by the inspection.

 
 
19:57 Jul-20-2013
Aviator50
Re: Re: Salaries of NDT-Inspectors
In Reply to Albert on 17:55 Jun-24-2013 .

Hi
Can anyone tell me that who is bringing the Level IV of NDT qualification?
I have been in NDT aerospace field for over 20years and never heard about it.

Would really appreciate if some one can let us know with a link to the topic.

Many Thanks

 
 
02:25 Jul-21-2013
khaleel ur rahman shaikh
Re: Salaries of NDT-Inspectors
In Reply to Aviator50 on 19:51 Jul-20-2013 .

I have to completed NDT level II last year then i was worked in UI pipe fitting Pvt. Ltd
I was finding the job

 
 
14:34 Nov-28-2013
Mir
Re: Salaries of NDT-Inspectors
In Reply to Pascal on 11:45 Apr-22-2009 (Opening).

Please anybody help me regarding the prospect of NDT Technician in Australia? I am planning to migrate next year. I am working as a NDT Technician in a Airlines last 10 years with Level-2 in PT,MT,ET & UT methods.

Thanks

 
 
05:18 Oct-30-2014
sagar mallad
Re: Salaries of NDT-Inspectors
In Reply to Pascal on 11:45 Apr-22-2009 (Opening).

hi.... frnd
i completed my b.tech mechanical engineering....
im frm india. nw i want join in ndt level 2.
is that good for my career ?
what is the salery givigng level 2 in india ?
wat is the eduction quelification for level 3 n level 4 ?
NOW MY AGE IS 23

 
 
08:33 Nov-08-2014
prince
Re: Salaries of NDT-Inspectors
In Reply to Pascal on 11:45 Apr-22-2009 (Opening).

Hi sir am prince again I already said I have completed my bsc chemistry and if I do my Ndt course with certification of level 2 and how much salary I can expect in India.in which Ndt course I can earn my good salary sir please guide me and I need ur help.

 
 
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