Mechanical Inspector Salary

Pay for Mechanical Inspectors in the United States sits in the ballpark of $21.10 per hour. The vast majority (87 percent) of Mechanical Inspectors who answered the questionnaire are male. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$34,907 - $111,638
(Median)
$35K
$64K
$110K
MEDIAN: $64,161
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$12.79 - $38.44
(Median)
$13
$21
$38
MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$34,907 - $111,638  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,753  
Total Pay (?
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$29,998 - $97,842  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 61
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$21$42$63
Hourly Rate
$12.79 - $38.44  
   
Overtime
$15.83 - $62.35  
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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$29,998 - $97,842  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 163
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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 who responded to the survey report just a handful of professional skills. Maintenance and Materials Requirement Planning are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 20 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.


Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $40K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $47K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $60K in this role. Mechanical Inspectors who claim more than two decades of experience actually make somewhat smaller average paychecks of $59K.

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Experience Affects Mechanical Inspector Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 22%

Late-Career
up arrow 19%

National Average
$49,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

Entry-Level
up arrow 19%

Skills That Affect Mechanical Inspector Salaries


Materials Requirement Planning (MRP)
up arrow 11%

National Average
$49,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 27 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: 71%
vision benefits Vision: 63% employee benefits None: 17%
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