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.

$39,524 - $94,714
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$40K
$59K
$95K
MEDIAN: $58,593
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$15.87 - $35.96
(Median)
$16
$23
$36
MEDIAN: $22.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$39,524 - $94,714  
   
Bonus
$550 - $14,500  
Profit Sharing
$4,750  
Total Pay (?
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$38,488 - $88,650  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 37
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$15.87 - $35.96  
   
Overtime
$23.66 - $52.69  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$550 - $14,500  
   
Profit Sharing
$4,750  
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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$38,488 - $88,650  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 84

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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.


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.

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Experience Affects Corrosion Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 35%

Experienced
up arrow 20%

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

National Average
$59,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 84%
medical benefits
Vision: 73%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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