A sizeable majority of Coatings Inspectors in the United States are men. In this role, average pay is around $25.51 per hour. Geography and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Coatings Inspectors report high levels of job satisfaction. Although the greater part have medical coverage and slightly less than one-half have dental coverage, roughly a third claim no health benefits at all. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$40,016 - $150,051
(Median)
$40K
$72K
$150K
MEDIAN: $72,011
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50%
90%

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$13.93 - $41.46
(Median)
$14
$26
$41
MEDIAN: $25.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$40,016 - $150,051  
   
Bonus
$-0.50 - $118,359  
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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$33,993 - $139,638  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 49
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$13.93 - $41.46  
   
Overtime
$23.82 - $58.45  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$-0.50 - $118,359  
   
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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$33,993 - $139,638  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 126
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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.


The average beginner in this position makes around $60K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $77K. For Coatings Inspectors, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $72K. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $82K.

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Experience Affects Coatings Inspector Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 22%

Mid-Career
up arrow 16%

Experienced
up arrow 8%

National Average
$67,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 66%
dental benefits
Dental: 47%
medical benefits
Vision: 38%
dental benefits
None: 33%
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