Corrosion Technician Salary

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 $21.39 per hour. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most receive medical and dental insurance and the greater part get vision insurance. Most people on this career path report moderate levels of job satisfaction. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$39,594 - $94,078
$40K
$59K
$94K
MEDIAN: $58,787
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50%
90%

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$15.53 - $34.60
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$21
$35
MEDIAN: $21.39
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$39,594 - $94,078  
   
Bonus
$515 - $16,483  
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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$37,594 - $87,900  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 38
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$15.53 - $34.60  
   
Overtime
$23.28 - $51.74  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$515 - $16,483  
   
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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$37,594 - $87,900  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 92

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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 and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. 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 who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $70K. Seasoned workers who boast more than two decades of relevant experience enjoy a median salary of $90K, which is substantially larger than the medians reported by folks with fewer years on their resumes.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $58,150

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

Home to some of the best pay for Corrosion Technicians, Chicago offers exceptional salaries, 32 percent above the national average.

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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.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
8%
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Experience Affects Corrosion Technician Salaries

Late-Career
▲55%

Experienced
▲20%

Mid-Career
▲5%

National Average
$58,000

▼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
8%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 83%
vision benefits
Vision: 69%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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