Mechanical Inspector Salary

The average Mechanical Inspector in the United States earns approximately $20.90 per hour. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and the larger part earn dental coverage. The majority of Mechanical Inspectors claim high levels of job satisfaction. Mechanical Inspectors who took the survey are largely men, dominating at 86 percent. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$35,134 - $111,189
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$35K
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$110K
MEDIAN: $60,532
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$12.72 - $38.61
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$13
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$39
MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$35,134 - $111,189  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,803  
Total Pay (?
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$29,742 - $97,045  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 74
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$24$48$72
Hourly Rate
$12.72 - $38.61  
   
Overtime
$18.72 - $70.11  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,803  
   
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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$29,742 - $97,045  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 191
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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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Survey takers who work as Mechanical Inspectors report a focused set of job skills. Materials Requirement Planning and Maintenance are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 14 percent and 12 percent, respectively.

Pay by Experience Level for Mechanical Inspector

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


For Mechanical Inspectors, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $42K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience earn a higher $46K on average. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $56K in this role. Mechanical Inspectors with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $57K.

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Experience Affects Mechanical Inspector Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 18%

Experienced
up arrow 16%

National Average
$48,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

Entry-Level
up arrow 14%

Skills That Affect Mechanical Inspector Salaries

Materials Requirement Planning (MRP)
up arrow 14%


National Average
$48,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 36 votes.

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
36%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 68%
medical benefits
Vision: 60%
dental benefits
None: 16%
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