Welding Inspector Salary

Welding Inspectors in the United States are largely men, earning an average of $24.74 per hour. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and more than half earn dental coverage. For the most part, Welding Inspectors enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$40,514 - $149,472
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MEDIAN: $59,072
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$14.53 - $41.20
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MEDIAN: $24.74
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$40,514 - $149,472  
   
Bonus
$991 - $15,396  
Total Pay (?
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$34,529 - $117,247  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 69
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$14.53 - $41.20  
   
Overtime
$23.12 - $61.08  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$991 - $15,396  
   
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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$34,529 - $117,247  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | 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

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

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Pay by Experience Level for Welding Inspector

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


For Welding Inspectors, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $52K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $63K. For Welding Inspectors, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $69K. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $73K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $58,147

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

Surpassing the national average by 28 percent, Welding Inspectors in Los Angeles receive some of the highest pay in the country. Welding Inspectors will also find cushy salaries in Houston (+19 percent).

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Key Stats for Welding Inspector

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 17 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
14%
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Experience Affects Welding Inspector Salaries

Late-Career
▲26%

Experienced
▲19%

Mid-Career
▲8%

National Average
$58,000

Entry-Level
▼10%

Skills That Affect Welding Inspector Salaries

▲6%

National Average
$58,000

Fluxed Core Arc Welding (FCAW)
▼15%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 17 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
vision benefits
Vision: 60%
dental benefits
None: 17%
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