Men make up the majority of Corrosion Technicians in the United States, and the nationwide average salary in this area lies in the neighborhood of $21.74 per hour. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Work is reasonably fulfilling for most Corrosion Technicians — the majority report average levels of job satisfaction. Most claim medical and dental insurance and a majority get vision coverage. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$39,866 - $95,089
$40K
$59K
$95K
MEDIAN: $58,944
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50%
90%

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$15.62 - $35.22
$16
$22
$35
MEDIAN: $21.74
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$39,866 - $95,089  
   
Bonus
$582 - $12,438  
Profit Sharing
$4,500  
Total Pay (?
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$38,064 - $89,720  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 42
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$15.62 - $35.22  
   
Overtime
$23.36 - $52.69  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$582 - $12,438  
   
Profit Sharing
$4,500  
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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$38,064 - $89,720  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 98

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Job Description for Corrosion Technician

Corrosion technicians inspect piping for damage from corrosion and also install corrosion control systems in new piping. Some of these systems may be underground or underwater, and the ability to operate equipment such as electronic pipe locators and a remotely operated vehicle may occasionally be necessary.

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Corrosion Technician Tasks

  • Install, test and evaluate cathodic protection systems.
  • Design, install and maintain corrosion control systems.
  • Develop and maintain records for all surveys, tests, reports and other corrosion related documentation.

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Pay by Experience Level for Corrosion Technician

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


For many Corrosion Technicians, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $52K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience earn a higher $61K on average. Corrosion Technicians claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $70K. Seasoned workers who boast more than two decades of relevant experience enjoy a median salary of $87K, which is substantially larger than the medians reported by folks with fewer years on their resumes.

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Key Stats for Corrosion Technician

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 18 votes.
042
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
8%
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Experience Affects Corrosion Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 48%

Experienced
up arrow 19%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

National Average
$59,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 18 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 84%
vision benefits
Vision: 68%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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