Moisture Tester

Verify moisture content of dried lumbers.
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Salary Range
$20,000 – $56,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Moisture Testers do?

Verifies moisture content of dried lumber, using portable electric moisture meter: Holds meter against ends of lumber or presses electrodes of meter into lumber and reads meter to determine moisture content. Removes and stacks pieces that do not meet specified percentage of moisture content.


Should I be a Moisture Tester?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.

  • Also known as: Moisture-Test Puller, Tire Mold Tester

    How to become a Moisture Tester

    Most Moisture Testers have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9zcaaa&chl=no+college+%2869%25%29|certificate+%2828%25%29|associate%27s+%283%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,69,69
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