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Welding Inspector Salary (United States)

A Welding Inspector earns an average wage of $24.99 per hour.
Welding Inspector Salary (?
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$34,687 - $99,648
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $70,659
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Welding Inspector Salary (?
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$15.42 - $39.93
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$34,687 - $99,648  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,500  
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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$33,866 - $101,494  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 35
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$15.42 - $39.93  
   
Overtime
$20.07 - $61.04  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,500  
   
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).
)
$33,866 - $101,494  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 65
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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

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Experience Affects Welding Inspector Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 23%
Experienced
up arrow 11%
Mid-Career
up arrow 6%
National Average
$60,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
5%
female alumni
 
Male
95%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 75% dental benefits Dental: 54%
vision benefits Vision: 37% employee benefits None: 19%