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Mechanical Inspector Salary

Pay for Mechanical Inspectors in the United States sits in the ballpark of $21.56 per hour. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. The vast majority (89 percent) of Mechanical Inspectors who answered the questionnaire are male. Most Mechanical Inspectors report high levels of job satisfaction. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
$34,415 - $111,638
(Median)
$34K
$66K
$110K
MEDIAN: $66,031
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$13.78 - $40.49
(Median)
$14
$22
$40
MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$34,415 - $111,638  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,170  
Total Pay (?
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$30,835 - $99,035  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 61
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$0$22$44$66
Hourly Rate
$13.78 - $40.49  
   
Overtime
$19.57 - $64.12  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,170  
   
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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$30,835 - $99,035  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 143
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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. Maintenance and Materials Requirement Planning are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 13 percent and 5 percent, respectively.

Pay by Experience Level for Mechanical Inspector

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. Relatively untried employees who have fewer than five years of experience earn around $40K on average. People who have worked for five to 10 years can expect a higher median salary of $47K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Mechanical Inspectors make a median salary of $64K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $66K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

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Experience Affects Mechanical Inspector Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 26%

Experienced
up arrow 23%

National Average
$52,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 10%

Entry-Level
up arrow 23%

Skills That Affect Mechanical Inspector Salaries

Maintenance
up arrow 13%

Materials Requirement Planning (MRP)
up arrow 5%

National Average
$52,000

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
43%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 61% employee benefits None: 17%