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Mechanical Inspector Salary

Mechanical Inspectors in the United States take home an average $20.87 per hour. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. The vast majority (87 percent) of Mechanical Inspectors who answered the questionnaire are male. The majority of Mechanical Inspectors claim high levels of job satisfaction.

$34,907 - $111,638
(Median)
$35K
$65K
$110K
MEDIAN: $65,025
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$12.86 - $35.88
(Median)
$13
$21
$36
MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$34,907 - $111,638  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,716  
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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$30,170 - $97,033  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 61
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$21$42$63
Hourly Rate
$12.86 - $35.88  
   
Overtime
$15.64 - $61.35  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,716  
   
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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$30,170 - $97,033  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 155

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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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Mechanical Inspectors note just a narrow range of job skills. Maintenance and Materials Requirement Planning are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 19 percent and 11 percent, respectively.

Pay by Experience Level for Mechanical Inspector

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


Average salaries for inexperienced employees average out to around $39K, but folks who have five to 10 years of experience earn a higher median of $46K. For Mechanical Inspectors, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $61K. Survey respondents who have worked for more than 20 years actually report somewhat lower incomes of $60K.

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Experience Affects Mechanical Inspector Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 23%

Late-Career
up arrow 21%

National Average
$49,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

Entry-Level
up arrow 21%

Skills That Affect Mechanical Inspector Salaries


Materials Requirement Planning (MRP)
up arrow 11%

National Average
$49,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 24 votes.

Gender

Female
13 %
Male
87 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
40%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 71%
vision benefits Vision: 61% employee benefits None: 16%
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