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Working as an Equipment Tester

There is more than meets the eye when it comes to being an equipment tester. For example, did you know that they make an average of $24.22 an hour? That's $50,383 a year!

Between 2018 and 2028, the career is expected to grow -18% and produce -100,900 job opportunities across the U.S.

What Does an Equipment Tester Do

There are certain skills that many equipment testers have in order to accomplish their responsibilities. By taking a look through resumes, we were able to narrow down the most common skills for a person in this position. We discovered that a lot of resumes listed dexterity, math skills and physical stamina.

When it comes to the most important skills required to be an equipment tester, we found that a lot of resumes listed 45.4% of equipment testers included personal protective equipment, while 26.0% of resumes included test equipment, and 22.4% of resumes included rf. Hard skills like these are helpful to have when it comes to performing essential job responsibilities.

When it comes to searching for a job, many search for a key term or phrase. Instead, it might be more helpful to search by industry, as you might be missing jobs that you never thought about in industries that you didn't even think offered positions related to the equipment tester job title. But what industry to start with? Most equipment testers actually find jobs in the manufacturing and technology industries.

How To Become an Equipment Tester

If you're interested in becoming an equipment tester, one of the first things to consider is how much education you need. We've determined that 33.8% of equipment testers have a bachelor's degree. In terms of higher education levels, we found that 3.9% of equipment testers have master's degrees. Even though some equipment testers have a college degree, it's possible to become one with only a high school degree or GED.

Choosing the right major is always an important step when researching how to become an equipment tester. When we researched the most common majors for an equipment tester, we found that they most commonly earn bachelor's degree degrees or associate degree degrees. Other degrees that we often see on equipment tester resumes include high school diploma degrees or master's degree degrees.

You may find that experience in other jobs will help you become an equipment tester. In fact, many equipment tester jobs require experience in a role such as sales associate. Meanwhile, many equipment testers also have previous career experience in roles such as cashier or machine operator.

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Average Salary$50,383
Job Growth Rate-18%

Equipment Tester Jobs

Average Salary for an Equipment Tester

Equipment Testers in America make an average salary of $50,383 per year or $24 per hour. The top 10 percent makes over $100,000 per year, while the bottom 10 percent under $25,000 per year.
Average Salary
$50,383

Best Paying Cities

City
Average Salary
Rialto, CA
Salary Range50k - 97k$70k$69,996
Kenosha, WI
Salary Range44k - 90k$63k$63,485
Columbus, OH
Salary Range41k - 86k$60k$59,755
Mount Juliet, TN
Salary Range39k - 84k$58k$58,025
Charlotte, NC
Salary Range33k - 74k$50k$49,965
$33k
$97k

Recently Added Salaries

Job TitleCompanyCompanyStart DateSalary
Equipment Tester
Equipment Tester
Adecco Staffing
Adecco Staffing
10/02/2020
10/02/2020
$20,87010/02/2020
$20,870
Equipment Tester
Equipment Tester
Adecco Staffing
Adecco Staffing
09/15/2020
09/15/2020
$26,08809/15/2020
$26,088
Equipment Tester
Equipment Tester
Adecco Staffing
Adecco Staffing
09/03/2020
09/03/2020
$20,87009/03/2020
$20,870
Equipment Tester/Quality Control
Equipment Tester/Quality Control
Kelly Services
Kelly Services
08/19/2020
08/19/2020
$25,04408/19/2020
$25,044
Equipment Tester
Equipment Tester
Adecco Staffing
Adecco Staffing
08/17/2020
08/17/2020
$28,38308/17/2020
$28,383
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Equipment Tester Demographics

Gender

male

72.0 %

female

22.4 %

unknown

5.6 %

Ethnicity

White

64.7 %

Hispanic or Latino

15.5 %

Black or African American

10.3 %

Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

75.0 %

Swedish

25.0 %
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Equipment Tester Education

Degrees

Bachelors

33.8 %

Associate

24.7 %

High School Diploma

24.7 %

Entry Level Jobs For Becoming An Equipment Tester

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Top Skills For an Equipment Tester

The skills section on your resume can be almost as important as the experience section, so you want it to be an accurate portrayal of what you can do. Luckily, we've found all of the skills you'll need so even if you don't have these skills yet, you know what you need to work on. Out of all the resumes we looked through, 45.4% of equipment testers listed personal protective equipment on their resume, but soft skills such as dexterity and math skills are important as well.

Best States For an Equipment Tester

Some places are better than others when it comes to starting a career as an equipment tester. The best states for people in this position are Washington, New Jersey, Connecticut, and New York. Equipment testers make the most in Washington with an average salary of $94,141. Whereas in New Jersey and Connecticut, they would average $83,277 and $80,965, respectively. While equipment testers would only make an average of $80,102 in New York, you would still make more there than in the rest of the country. We determined these as the best states based on job availability and pay. By finding the median salary, cost of living, and using the Bureau of Labor Statistics' Location Quotient, we narrowed down our list of states to these four.

1. District of Columbia

Total Equipment Tester Jobs:
24
Highest 10% Earn:
$173,000
Location Quotient:
3.63
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here

2. Washington

Total Equipment Tester Jobs:
25
Highest 10% Earn:
$162,000
Location Quotient:
1.02
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here

3. New Jersey

Total Equipment Tester Jobs:
27
Highest 10% Earn:
$160,000
Location Quotient:
1.04
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
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Top Equipment Tester Employers

1. Adecco
4.3
Avg. Salary: 
$30,013
Equipment Testers Hired: 
25+
2. Icon Health & Fitness
4.0
Avg. Salary: 
$43,470
Equipment Testers Hired: 
6+
3. Toro
4.5
Avg. Salary: 
$51,061
Equipment Testers Hired: 
3+
4. United States Army
4.0
Avg. Salary: 
$51,026
Equipment Testers Hired: 
3+
5. MTD Products
4.6
Avg. Salary: 
$36,727
Equipment Testers Hired: 
3+
6. ManpowerGroup
4.4
Avg. Salary: 
$30,476
Equipment Testers Hired: 
2+

Recently Added Equipment Tester Jobs

Updated October 2, 2020