09:41 Feb-07-2001 Rolf Diederichs Director, Editor, Publisher, Internet, PHP MySQL NDT.net, Germany, Joined Nov 1998 602
Re: NDT salary scales No doubt, the PFNDT Salary Survey offers comprehensive breakdowns. But it was conducted in the US only and does not recognizes NDT method certification and level. For that reason I would appreciate if our current global NDT salary survey would receive many inputs. You can win a prize! Thanks to AIPND we can offer five CD-ROMs for the drawing. Please give us your input at http://www.ndt.net/exhibit/survey/salary/salary.htm
: : i am interested in making a comparison of ndt technician's salary scales in various countries. please help if you can. : : thanks . : See attached link for a good salary survey, their website has surveys for 1997, 98, 99. . : http://www.pfndt.com/99survey.html .
Re: NDT salary scales NDT Technicians salary rates is something that we have more than a passing interest in at NDTCabin.
However there are many problems with trying to make any type of comparison between countries.
A lot of UK technicians are employed in the Netherlands and Germany, because the low rate of pay in the UK, makes them attractive to Dutch and German employers. However, of late the strength of sterling has meant that this competative advantage has been eroded.
Volatile exchange rates are not the only problem. Many technicians are self-employed, or are on short term contracts. They are paid a fixed hourly rate that covers accomodation, food and travelling expenses. This rate can be very different from full time employees.
As a rule of thumb, ndt pay rates, reflect the strength of the econonomy in that country. Top rates can be found in Canada (helped by fixed union rates), the USA and Germany. Next comes Holland, France and the UK. With the poorer third world countries, bottom of the ladder.
Regional differences inside a country also have a major impact. An MPI inspector living in the North East of England can be had for as little as £5 per hour. The same inspector in South of England will earn £8+ per hour.
Dave Wilkes Asst Editor www.ndtcabin.com "The internet magazine for ndt technicians"
00:47 Jan-20-2001 nigel armstrong Engineering, - Specialist services United Kingdom, Joined Oct 2000 1094
Re: NDT salary scales : i am interested in making a comparison of ndt technician's salary scales in various countries. please help if you can. : thanks
So many variables (and controversy) there Gavin. Dave's comments about the U.K. may be accurate but note that is for a tech with an MPI ticket only (presumably level II). He'll be lucky to get any work at all with the number of multi-techs on the market! Highly experienced manual UT techs on power outages can command about £15 - £18 per hour. Also some of the traditional NDT methods are gradually being superseded by automated inspection where there is a division between "data-capturers" and "data analysts". Recent offshore pay for these two categories has been between £135 and £185 per day. Your profile says you are considering personnel supply. If you can match or top these rates for a highly-experienced Level III multi-tech, or even can offer work in beautiful S. Africa on reasonable rates, please drop me a line!
02:22 Jan-22-2001 Rolf Diederichs Director, Editor, Publisher, Internet, PHP MySQL NDT.net, Germany, Joined Nov 1998 602
Re: NDTCabin Salary Survey We have a NDT Salary Survey under construction for one of the next journal issues. As usual we'll offer prizes for participants. Of course we are also interested in sponsors of this survey. Please contact me if you have any question.
Best regards Rolf Diederichs
Former Former Surveys: NDT Customer Satisfaction Survey http://www.ndt.net/exhibit/survey/ndt97su/ndt97res.htm
Re: NDT salary scales : : i am interested in making a comparison of ndt technical and chemical engineers' salary scales in various countries. please help if you can. : : thanks . : See attached link for a good salary survey, their website has surveys for 1997, 98, 99. . : http://www.pfndt.com/99survey.html .