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Welding Inspector Salary

Men make up the majority of Welding Inspectors in the United States, and the nationwide average salary in this area lies in the neighborhood of $24.08 per hour. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. A fair number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a majority collect dental insurance. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$35,841 - $102,105
(Median)
$36K
$63K
$100K
MEDIAN: $63,345
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$14.86 - $40.47
(Median)
$15
$24
$40
MEDIAN: $24.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$35,841 - $102,105  
   
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: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 61
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$14.86 - $40.47  
   
Overtime
$19.91 - $60.70  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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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).
)
$34,052 - $101,145  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 107

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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 more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $51K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $64K. On average, Welding Inspectors make $67K following one to two decades on the job. In the end, the overall pattern seems to be that more experience generally corresponds to higher pay; a Welding Inspector with more than 20 years of experience can earn $75K on average.

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Experience Affects Welding Inspector Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 34%

Experienced
up arrow 20%

Mid-Career
up arrow 15%

National Average
$56,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

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
5%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 76% dental benefits Dental: 60%
vision benefits Vision: 44% employee benefits None: 19%
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