Coatings Inspector Salary

A sizeable majority of Coatings Inspectors in the United States are men. In this role, average pay is around $24.11 per hour. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and roughly two in five lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a majority and dental coverage is claimed by just over two-fifths. Most Coatings Inspectors report high levels of job satisfaction. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$39,190 - $150,682

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$15.87 - $44.27

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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$39,190 - $150,682  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $43,631  
Total Pay (?
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$36,689 - $129,694  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 42
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$15.87 - $44.27  
   
Overtime
$21.41 - $56.55  
National Annualized Data (?
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Bonus
$0.00 - $43,631  
   
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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$36,689 - $129,694  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 96
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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.


For many Coatings Inspectors, more experience generally translates to higher pay. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $53K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $74K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $81K. Big financial gains seem to result from working for more than two decades; veterans in this group report earning $102K on average.

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Experience Affects Coatings Inspector Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 63%

Experienced
up arrow 30%

Mid-Career
up arrow 19%

National Average
$63,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 16%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 9 votes.

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 59% dental benefits Dental: 45%
vision benefits Vision: 40% employee benefits None: 40%
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