Welding Inspector (Certified) Salary

A sizeable majority of Certified Welding Inspectors in the United States are men. In this role, average pay is around $26.10 per hour. Geographic location and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number enjoy medical while the larger part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. For the most part, Certified Welding Inspectors enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$42,306 - $101,068
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MEDIAN: $61,880
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$18.08 - $41.09
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$42,306 - $101,068  
   
Bonus
$493.16 - $10,137  
Profit Sharing
$101.74  
Total Pay (?
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$41,138 - $108,585  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 168
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$18.08 - $41.09  
   
Hourly Tips
$7.14  
Overtime
$24.76 - $62.59  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$493.16 - $10,137  
   
Profit Sharing
$101.74  
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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$41,138 - $108,585  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 444

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Job Description for Welding Inspector (Certified)

Certified welding inspectors work in various industries related to construction. Furthermore, certified welding inspectors’ daily duties are filled with numerous responsibilities that are essential in maintaining the safety standards of in the construction industry. Certified welding inspectors ensure that all related construction activities follow specific guidelines, in accordance with city, state, and federal safety regulations. They also inspect plans, verify inspection and welding calibrations, and make sure that all welding materials are in proper condition for future projects. Additionally, welding inspectors inspect all welding equipment, such as regulators, cables, and welding machines.

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Welding Inspector (Certified) 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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Popular Skills for Welding Inspector (Certified)


Survey takers who work as Certified Welding Inspectors report a focused set of job skills. Fortunate workers who know Pipe Welding command much higher paychecks, scoring salaries 39 percent above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include NDT and Welding. The majority of those who know Quality Assurance / Quality Control also know NDT.

Pay by Experience Level for Welding Inspector (Certified)

Pay by Experience for a Welding Inspector (Certified) has a positive trend. An entry-level Welding Inspector (Certified) with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $55,000 based on 262 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Welding Inspector (Certified) with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $62,000 based on 217 salaries. An experienced Welding Inspector (Certified) which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $65,000 based on 177 salaries. A Welding Inspector (Certified) with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $70,000 based on 93 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $61,860

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

For Certified Welding Inspectors, busy New York offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 52 percent above the national average. Certified Welding Inspectors will also find cushy salaries in Houma (+45 percent), Chicago (+33 percent), San Diego (+32 percent), and Pittsburgh (+19 percent). Falling short of the national average by 16 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Los Angeles. Employers pay around 13 percent less in Seattle and 11 percent less in Milwaukee, below-median salaries for those in this field.

Welding Inspector (Certified) Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Welding Inspector (Certified)?

Welding Inspector (Certified) in Los Angeles:
"Supervision."
Pros: I like to supervise the team and I like to do overtime.
Cons: I do not like in my job that any employer is on holiday and there is so much work to be done.

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Key Stats for Welding Inspector (Certified)

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 82 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
17%
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Experience Affects Welding Inspector (Certified) Salaries

▲14%

▲5%

▲1%

National Average
$62,000

▼10%

Skills That Affect Welding Inspector (Certified) Salaries

Pipe Welding
▲39%

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
▼0%

National Average
$62,000

▼3%

NDT
▼10%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 82 votes.

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
vision benefits
Vision: 58%
no benefits
None: 17%
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