Welding Inspector (Certified) Salary (United States)

A Welding Inspector (Certified) earns an average wage of $24.35 per hour.
Welding Inspector (Certified) Salary (?
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$42,167 - $95,135
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $60,094
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Welding Inspector (Certified) Salary (?
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$17.50 - $39.12
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MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$42,167 - $95,135  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,087  
Profit Sharing
$345.21 - $5,575  
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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$39,265 - $96,490  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 148
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$17.50 - $39.12  
   
Overtime
$24.12 - $53.68  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,087  
   
Profit Sharing
$345.21 - $5,575  
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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$39,265 - $96,490  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 433
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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

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Pittsburgh
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Milwaukee
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National Average
$59,000
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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
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Experienced
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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
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National Average
$59,000
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 97 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
25%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 74% dental benefits Dental: 59%
vision benefits Vision: 46% employee benefits None: 24%