Mechanical Inspector Salary

Mechanical Inspectors in the United States take home approximately $22.32 per hour on average. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the greater part collect dental insurance. Men make up the vast majority of Mechanical Inspectors (86 percent) who took the survey. Most Mechanical Inspectors report high levels of job satisfaction. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$38,881 - $91,071
$39K
$55K
$91K
MEDIAN: $55,291
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$13.53 - $43.87
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MEDIAN: $22.32
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$38,881 - $91,071  
   
Bonus
$-0.50 - $24,240  
Total Pay (?
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$31,028 - $104,099  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 66
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$13.53 - $43.87  
   
Overtime
$21.62 - $74.76  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$-0.50 - $24,240  
   
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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$31,028 - $104,099  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | 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

  • 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.


Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $42K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $54K. Mechanical Inspectors with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $59K. Mechanical Inspectors who claim more than two decades of experience actually make somewhat smaller average paychecks of $56K.

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Key Stats for Mechanical Inspector

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 35 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
27%
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Experience Affects Mechanical Inspector Salaries

Experienced
▲16%

Late-Career
▲9%

Mid-Career
▲6%

National Average
$51,000

Entry-Level
▼17%

Skills That Affect Mechanical Inspector Salaries

▲10%

Materials Requirement Planning (MRP)
▲7%

National Average
$51,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 35 votes.

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
27%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 63%
vision benefits
Vision: 57%
dental benefits
None: 17%
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