Very much a male-dominated career in the United States, Coatings Inspectors earn an average of $25.60 per hour. Residence and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of Coatings Inspectors claim high levels of job satisfaction. While some workers in this profession — approximately one in three — do not have any health coverage, the greater part do receive medical benefits and one-half have dental insurance.

$40,023 - $148,802
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MEDIAN: $71,970
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$14.38 - $40.43
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$40,023 - $148,802  
   
Bonus
$-0.50 - $117,446  
Profit Sharing
$1,000  
Total Pay (?
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$34,886 - $128,894  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 54
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$14.38 - $40.43  
   
Overtime
$23.67 - $59.90  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$-0.50 - $117,446  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,000  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$34,886 - $128,894  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 132

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Job Description for Coatings Inspector

The process of coating is not one that most people think much about. Yet, having equipment or surfaces properly coated is vital to protecting their function. It is also often important to the safety of their operators or inhabitants. Proper protective coating protects structures and equipment from weather, heat, fire, or chemical damage. Because it is necessary to maintain proper levels of coating in certain applications, companies may either directly employ a coatings inspector or contract with a company who employs them.

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Pay by Experience Level for Coatings Inspector

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $60K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $74K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Coatings Inspectors make a median salary of $70K. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $72K.

Key Stats for Coatings Inspector

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 21 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
13%
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Experience Affects Coatings Inspector Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 13%

Late-Career
up arrow 9%

Experienced
up arrow 6%

National Average
$66,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 21 votes.

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 65%
dental benefits
Dental: 48%
vision benefits
Vision: 39%
dental benefits
None: 34%
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