The average Mechanical Inspector in the United States earns approximately $21.93 per hour. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Most Mechanical Inspectors like their work and job satisfaction is high. The vast majority (85 percent) of Mechanical Inspectors who answered the questionnaire are male. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a majority collect dental insurance.

$36,815 - $93,814
$37K
$55K
$94K
MEDIAN: $55,355
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90%

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$13.32 - $43.75
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MEDIAN: $21.93
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$36,815 - $93,814  
   
Bonus
$-0.50 - $24,468  
Total Pay (?
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$30,335 - $103,429  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 61
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$26$52$78
Hourly Rate
$13.32 - $43.75  
   
Overtime
$21.53 - $75.31  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$-0.50 - $24,468  
   
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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$30,335 - $103,429  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | 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

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

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Pay by Experience Level for Mechanical Inspector

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


Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $41K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $54K on average — a distinctly larger sum. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $59K. Survey participants with more than twenty years of experience only make around $54K on average, though; this group reports a lower median than the one claimed by mid-career individuals.

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Key Stats for Mechanical Inspector

Gender

Female
15 %
Male
85 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 34 votes.
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Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
28%
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Experience Affects Mechanical Inspector Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 16%

Late-Career
up arrow 6%

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

National Average
$51,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 19%

Skills That Affect Mechanical Inspector Salaries


Materials Requirement Planning (MRP)
up arrow 7%

National Average
$51,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 34 votes.

Gender

Female
15 %
Male
85 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
28%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 62%
vision benefits
Vision: 56%
dental benefits
None: 16%
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