Mechanical Inspector Salary

The average Mechanical Inspector in the United States earns approximately $20.86 per hour. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The vast majority of Mechanical Inspectors (88 percent) who took the survey are men. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$31,864 - $111,486
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$32K
$63K
$110K
MEDIAN: $63,304
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$13.48 - $36.29
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MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$31,864 - $111,486  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,674  
Total Pay (?
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$30,631 - $97,366  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 62
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$21$42$63
Hourly Rate
$13.48 - $36.29  
   
Overtime
$18.80 - $61.35  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,674  
   
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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$30,631 - $97,366  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 150

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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 typically list a handful of skills they use on the job. Most notably, facility with Maintenance and Materials Requirement Planning (MRP) are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 24 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.


Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $39K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $47K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $61K. Folks with more than two decades of experience actually report lower incomes overall; their average comes out to a mere $59K.

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Experience Affects Mechanical Inspector Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 24%

Late-Career
up arrow 19%

National Average
$49,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

Entry-Level
up arrow 21%

Skills That Affect Mechanical Inspector Salaries

Maintenance
up arrow 24%

Materials Requirement Planning (MRP)
up arrow 12%

National Average
$49,000

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
41%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 71%
vision benefits Vision: 62% employee benefits None: 16%