Corrosion Technician Salary
Very much a male-dominated career in the United States, Corrosion Technicians earn an average of $22.86 per hour. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Work is reasonably fulfilling for most Corrosion Technicians — the majority report average levels of job satisfaction. A large number enjoy medical and dental coverage in this occupation, and a fair number get vision benefits. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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.Read More...
Troubleshooting tests must carried out to identify any issues that are present, and these technicians also analyze field data to determine structures' conditions and prepare reports for management and clients. They may also make recommendations for actions to be taken. Strong computer skills are highly beneficial in order to prepare reports and conduct analyses, and they also prepare cathodic protection projects to prevent corrosion. Many components of this job, such as installation, maintenance, and repairs of cathodic protection systems, may be performed outdoors in exposure to inclement weather conditions, and some work is done independently while more complex jobs are done on teams.
There are often minimum physical requirements for this position, such as the ability to lift heavy items and bend, stoop, stand, and walk for long periods of time. Corrosion technicians must also be able to weld and use a variety of hand and power tools. Most jobs require education or training in corrosion control, and certification in corrosion control may also be required by employers.
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.
Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $54K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $61K on average. For Corrosion Technicians, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $72K. Corrosion Technicians who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $80K.