The average rate for a Welding Inspector (Certified) is $24.10 per hour. A skill in Quality Assurance / Quality Control is associated with high pay for this job.
Welding Inspector (Certified) Total Pay (?
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$39,468 - $95,044
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $58,793
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Welding Inspector (Certified) Total Pay (?
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$17.04 - $38.40
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MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$39,468 - $95,044  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,134  
Profit Sharing
$339.35 - $5,667  
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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$38,226 - $100,542  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 626
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$17.04 - $38.40  
   
Overtime
$23.75 - $53.79  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,134  
   
Profit Sharing
$339.35 - $5,667  
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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$38,226 - $100,542  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 626
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Job Description for Welding Inspector (Certified)
Certified Welding Inspectors are responsible for the visual inspection and quality testing of structural steel welds and bolted connections. They usually work with construction or manufacturing companies that produce large structures. Workers in this field partner with other technicians and professionals to complete routine field tasks and ensure welds are securely fastened. They review welds in new and existing buildings, storage tanks, piping, and bridges to determine the structural integrity of each project.
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Welding Inspector (Certified) 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.
Pay by Experience Level for Welding Inspector (Certified)
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
Los Angeles
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Pittsburgh
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Seattle
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Tulsa
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Houston
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National Average
$59,000
Denver
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Experience Affects Welding Inspector (Certified) Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
up arrow 9%
Mid-Career
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National Average
$59,000
Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Welding Inspector (Certified) Salaries

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
up arrow 10%
Welding
0%
National Average
$59,000
Job Satisfaction
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Gender
Female
1%
female alumni
 
Male
99%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
20%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 75% dental benefits Dental: 60%
vision benefits Vision: 46% employee benefits None: 23%
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