Corrosion Technician Salary

Male Corrosion Technicians number significantly more than their female counterparts, and average earnings in this role come out to $21.68 per hour in the United States. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most claim medical and dental insurance and a strong majority get vision coverage. Work is reasonably fulfilling for most Corrosion Technicians — the majority report average levels of job satisfaction. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$40,000 - $87,047
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$87K
MEDIAN: $59,963
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$14.80 - $34.92
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$0$87K
Salary $40,000 - $87,047
Bonus $507 - $11,836
Profit Sharing $4,422
Total Pay (?
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$38,335 - $86,846
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 49
Hourly Data $0$52
Hourly Rate $14.80 - $34.92
Overtime $20.75 - $52.95
Annual Data $0$86K
Bonus $507 - $11,836
Profit Sharing $4,422
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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$38,335 - $86,846
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 99

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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

Pay by Experience for a Corrosion Technician has a positive trend. An entry-level Corrosion Technician with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $52,000 based on 77 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Corrosion Technician with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $61,000 based on 46 salaries. An experienced Corrosion Technician which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $70,000 based on 20 salaries. A Corrosion Technician with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $90,000 based on 10 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $58,749

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Corrosion Technicians will find that Chicago offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 30 percent. Houston ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 2 percent below the national average.

Corrosion Technician Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Corrosion Technician?

Corrosion Technician in Kingsport:
"Dirty, smelly, dangerous work."
Pros: The good natured employees I work with.
Cons: The bad natured employees I work with.

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Key Stats for Corrosion Technician

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 23 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
5%
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Experience Affects Corrosion Technician Salaries

Late-Career
▲53%

Experienced
▲19%

Mid-Career
▲4%

National Average
$59,000

▼12%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 23 votes.

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 84%
vision benefits
Vision: 72%
no benefits
None: 10%
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