Welding Inspector (Certified) Salary (United States)

A Welding Inspector (Certified) earns an average wage of $24.23 per hour.
Welding Inspector (Certified) Total Pay (?
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$40,998 - $97,221
(Median)
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76K
97K
MEDIAN: $59,415
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Welding Inspector (Certified) Total Pay (?
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$17.54 - $39.25
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MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$34K$68K$102K
Salary
$40,998 - $97,221  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,077  
Profit Sharing
$347.65 - $5,537  
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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$39,014 - $99,585  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 592
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$17.54 - $39.25  
   
Overtime
$24.07 - $55.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,077  
   
Profit Sharing
$347.65 - $5,537  
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).
)
$39,014 - $99,585  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 592
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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.

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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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Milwaukee
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Pittsburgh
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Houston
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Tulsa
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Seattle
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National Average
$59,000
Denver
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Welding Inspector (Certified) Reviews

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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Experience Affects Welding Inspector (Certified) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 14%
Experienced
up arrow 11%
Mid-Career
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National Average
$59,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 13%

Skills That Affect Welding Inspector (Certified) Salaries

National Average
$59,000
Welding
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Quality Assurance / Quality Control
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 94 votes.

Gender

Female
1%
female alumni
 
Male
99%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
26%
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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