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Welding Inspector Salary

Men make up the majority of Welding Inspectors in the United States, bringing in about $24.41 per hour. Some workers in this field — nearly one in five — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a fair number and dental plans are enjoyed by the larger part. The majority of Welding Inspectors claim high levels of job satisfaction. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$35,411 - $101,125
(Median)
$35K
$64K
$100K
MEDIAN: $64,496
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$14.97 - $40.63
(Median)
$15
$24
$41
MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$35,411 - $101,125  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,109  
Total Pay (?
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$34,052 - $101,145  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 56
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$14.97 - $40.63  
   
Overtime
$19.63 - $60.76  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,109  
   
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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$34,052 - $101,145  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 102

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Job Description for Welding Inspector

A welding inspector oversees other welders to make sure that they are carrying out welding techniques properly and are adhering to time constraints and safety standards. The welding inspector also needs to periodically inspect equipment to make sure that it is in working order. When there are methods and procedures that can be improved in the welding guidelines, the welding inspector must update the standards. The welding inspector may be in charge of providing training for a group of welders and getting them certified. Inspection of the welding results also needs to be done to make sure that they are meeting standards. Therefore, public speaking skills may come in handy.

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Welding Inspector Tasks

  • Document all inspections, computations, results, and feedback provided.
  • Educate staff and welders in safety and assembly procedures and requirements.
  • Inspect weldments to determine if they meet specifications and material standards.

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Pay by Experience Level for Welding Inspector

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


Welding Inspectors with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $51K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $64K. Welding Inspectors who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $68K. After two decades in the workforce, the average Welding Inspector generally earns more than ever; median pay for this group is estimated at $75K.

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Experience Affects Welding Inspector Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 32%

Experienced
up arrow 20%

Mid-Career
up arrow 13%

National Average
$57,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 74% dental benefits Dental: 59%
vision benefits Vision: 42% employee benefits None: 20%