Mechanical Inspectors in the United States can expect to earn an average of $21.48 per hour. Location and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number enjoy medical while more than half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. Work is enjoyable for Mechanical Inspectors, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The vast majority of Mechanical Inspectors (83 percent) survey respondents are men. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$34,959 - $98,196
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MEDIAN: $57,233
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$12.99 - $41.78
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$42
MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$34,959 - $98,196  
   
Bonus
$-0.50 - $19,727  
Total Pay (?
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$29,819 - $97,378  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 59
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$12.99 - $41.78  
   
Overtime
$20.08 - $72.89  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$-0.50 - $19,727  
   
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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$29,819 - $97,378  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 152
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Job Description for Mechanical Inspector

A mechanical inspector usually works in a plethora of fields, a few of them being manufacturing, construction, and utility companies. The inspector will carry out various tests in order to make sure that machines have been set up correctly and that they are operated in an accurate manner. In some cases, the manufacturer will provide quality control analyses for any goods that are produced by the company.

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Mechanical Inspector Tasks

  • Inspect materials, parts, products, and blueprints for quality and standards conformance.
  • Interpret blueprints and determine if structures and equipment meet specifications.
  • Monitor, document, and schedule work activities.
  • Write reports and communicate results.

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Pay by Experience Level for Mechanical Inspector

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


Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $41K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $53K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $57K. Survey participants with more than twenty years of experience only make around $56K on average, though; this group reports a lower median than the one claimed by mid-career individuals.

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Experience Affects Mechanical Inspector Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 12%

Late-Career
up arrow 10%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

National Average
$50,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 19%

Skills That Affect Mechanical Inspector Salaries


Materials Requirement Planning (MRP)
up arrow 9%

National Average
$50,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 32 votes.

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
31%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 64%
medical benefits
Vision: 58%
dental benefits
None: 17%
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