Welding Inspector Salary

Men make up the majority of Welding Inspectors in the United States, and the nationwide average salary in this area lies in the neighborhood of $23.47 per hour. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Medical benefits are awarded to a strong majority, and a majority earn dental coverage. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$37,095 - $118,359

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$14.86 - $40.60

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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$37,095 - $118,359  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,814  
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$34,326 - $106,421  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 72
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Hourly Rate
$14.86 - $40.60  
   
Overtime
$20.39 - $59.58  
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Bonus
$0.00 - $9,814  
   
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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$34,326 - $106,421  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 127
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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.


Welding Inspectors who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. 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 $64K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Welding Inspectors make a median salary of $65K. Welding Inspectors who have acquired more than 20 years of relevant experience earn significantly more than folks with fewer years on their resumes; the average income in this veteran group is $77K.

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Experience Affects Welding Inspector Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 36%

Experienced
up arrow 14%

Mid-Career
up arrow 13%

National Average
$57,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 12 votes.

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 63%
vision benefits Vision: 49% employee benefits None: 17%
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