Mechanical Inspector Salary

Mechanical Inspectors in the United States take home approximately $21.33 per hour on average. For the most part, Mechanical Inspectors enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The vast majority of Mechanical Inspectors (87 percent) survey respondents are men. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and the greater part earn dental coverage. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$35,064 - $111,337

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$13.05 - $38.78

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$35,064 - $111,337  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,753  
Total Pay (?
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$30,134 - $97,170  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 63
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$21$42$63
Hourly Rate
$13.05 - $38.78  
   
Overtime
$17.13 - $62.05  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,753  
   
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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$30,134 - $97,170  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 170
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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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Just a handful of professional skills are reported by Mechanical Inspectors who took the survey. Maintenance and Materials Requirement Planning are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 19 percent and 10 percent, respectively.

Pay by Experience Level for Mechanical Inspector

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


The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $40K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $47K on average. Mechanical Inspectors see a median salary of $60K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Survey respondents who have worked for more than 20 years actually report somewhat lower incomes of $59K.

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Experience Affects Mechanical Inspector Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 21%

Late-Career
up arrow 18%

National Average
$50,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

Entry-Level
up arrow 19%

Skills That Affect Mechanical Inspector Salaries


Materials Requirement Planning (MRP)
up arrow 10%

National Average
$50,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 28 votes.

Gender

Female
13 %
Male
87 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
39%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 62% employee benefits None: 16%
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