Male Welding Inspectors number significantly more than their female counterparts, and average earnings in this role come out to $24.11 per hour in the United States. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$41,114 - $148,892
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$41K
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$150K
MEDIAN: $57,872
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$14.50 - $41.25
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$15
$24
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MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$41,114 - $148,892  
   
Bonus
$982 - $15,304  
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$34,332 - $116,177  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 71
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$14.50 - $41.25  
   
Overtime
$21.80 - $61.23  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$982 - $15,304  
   
Total Pay (?
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$34,332 - $116,177  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 152
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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.


Experience is an important factor influencing the compensation of Welding Inspectors. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $51K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $62K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Welding Inspectors make a median salary of $73K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $78K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $56,328

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Welding Inspectors, working in the bustling city of Houston has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Welding Inspectors will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+32 percent).

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Experience Affects Welding Inspector Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 38%

Experienced
up arrow 30%

Mid-Career
up arrow 10%

National Average
$56,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Skills That Affect Welding Inspector Salaries

Welding
up arrow 4%

National Average
$56,000

Fluxed Core Arc Welding (FCAW)
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 15 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
medical benefits
Vision: 60%
dental benefits
None: 16%
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