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Exploring the Salary of NDT Technicians in India: Factors That Influence Pay and Average Earnings

It is difficult for me to provide an exact pay scale for NDT technicians in India, as salaries can vary based on a variety of factors such as the technician’s level of experience, education, location, and the specific industry in which they work.

According to data from ‘Glassdoor’, the average salary for an NDT technician in India is approximately INR 2,50,000 per year. However, this number may not be representative of the entire industry and could vary significantly based on the factors mentioned above.

Fresher NDT Technician Pay Scale

A fresher NDT technician without any related experience is earning around INR1,80,000 per year. A recent recruitment for a forgings manufacturing company offered the same pay scale. In addition technicians working for onsite NDT projects, employer will provide food and accommodation.

However, Technicians with around two years experience are earning up to INR 4,50,000 per year. With 5 years experience, can earn on an average INR12,00,000 per year. For instance, recently a technician with NDT Level 2 with five years of experience got opportunity in a multinational organization with similar range of salary.

Factors Affecting NDT Technician Pay Scale

It is also worth noting that the pay scale for NDT technicians may differ depending on whether they are working in the public or private sector. NDT technicians working for government agencies or public-sector companies may have different salary structures compared to those working for private companies.

Ultimately, the pay scale for NDT technicians in India will depend on a variety of factors and may vary significantly from one individual to another.


Though salary for freshers is not comparable, experienced NDT technicians can earn lucrative salary in addition to facility for accommodation, travel and other perks. There are instances that earnings are better than an Information technology (IT) professionals with similar experience and better working environment.

Advantage in NDT field is, along with gaining of skills, pay scales steeply increases and move to higher in the career ladder. Opportunities to work in oil and gas industries in middle east, Singapore, Malaysia. Aerospace sector in MRO operations is employing skilled technicians and offering industry’s highest salaries. All it is need for an inspector is little patience while acquiring NDT skills and certifications. Once every thing set, the career is everlasting, great job satisfaction and opportunity to work on variety challenging jobs.

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