Welding Inspector Salary

Male Welding Inspectors number significantly more than their female counterparts, and average earnings in this role come out to $24.88 per hour in the United States. Career duration 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 large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$40,380 - $151,777
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$61K
$150K
MEDIAN: $61,042
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90%

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$15.22 - $41.41
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$41
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$40,380 - $151,777  
   
Bonus
$1,000 - $15,484  
Total Pay (?
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$34,840 - $116,494  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 60
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$15.22 - $41.41  
   
Overtime
$21.33 - $60.76  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1,000 - $15,484  
   
Total Pay (?
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$34,840 - $116,494  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 147

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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

Pay by Experience for a Welding Inspector has a positive trend. An entry-level Welding Inspector with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $53,000 based on 102 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Welding Inspector with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $64,000 based on 81 salaries. An experienced Welding Inspector which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $67,000 based on 56 salaries. A Welding Inspector with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $73,000 based on 27 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $59,559

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

Surpassing the national average by 25 percent, Welding Inspectors in Los Angeles receive some of the highest pay in the country. Welding Inspectors will also find cushy salaries in Houston (+24 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 16 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
13%
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Experience Affects Welding Inspector Salaries

Late-Career
▲22%

Experienced
▲13%

Mid-Career
▲8%

National Average
$60,000

Entry-Level
▼11%

Skills That Affect Welding Inspector Salaries

▲6%

National Average
$60,000

Fluxed Core Arc Welding (FCAW)
▼17%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 16 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
vision benefits
Vision: 64%
no benefits
None: 14%