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Welding Inspector Salary

A sizeable majority of Welding Inspectors in the United States are men. In this role, average pay is around $24.77 per hour. A fair number enjoy medical while the greater part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than two-fifths. For the most part, Welding Inspectors enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
$33,621 - $100,110
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MEDIAN: $69,693
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$15.58 - $40.37
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National Salary Data

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Salary
$33,621 - $100,110  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,243  
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$34,015 - $100,884  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 42
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$15.58 - $40.37  
   
Overtime
$20.94 - $60.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,243  
   
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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$34,015 - $100,884  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 83
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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 and pay tend to be weakly linked for Welding Inspectors — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. 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 $64K. Welding Inspectors claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $67K. Survey participants who have spent more than 20 years on the job report a predictably higher median income of $75K, demonstrating that compensation is roughly commensurate with experience in the end.

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Experience Affects Welding Inspector Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 27%

Experienced
up arrow 13%

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%

National Average
$59,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 8 votes.

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 60%
vision benefits Vision: 43% employee benefits None: 17%