Welding Inspector (Certified) Salary

Men make up the majority of Certified Welding Inspectors in the United States, and the nationwide average salary in this area lies in the neighborhood of $25.59 per hour. Total cash compensation to Certified Welding Inspectors approaches anywhere from $41K on the lower end to $103K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $5K from bonuses and upwards of $7K from profit sharing. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Job satisfaction for Certified Welding Inspectors is high. Just under one in four of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a strong majority report medical coverage and the larger part claim dental coverage as well. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$41,922 - $101,450
(Median)
$42K
$61K
$100K
MEDIAN: $60,965
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$18.10 - $40.10
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$18
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$40
MEDIAN: $25.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$41,922 - $101,450  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,134  
Profit Sharing
$101.37 - $6,906  
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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$40,713 - $102,806  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 206
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$18.10 - $40.10  
   
Hourly Tips
$2.22  
Overtime
$25.81 - $59.30  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,134  
   
Profit Sharing
$101.37 - $6,906  
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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$40,713 - $102,806  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 599
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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

  • 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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Popular Skills for Welding Inspector (Certified)


Certified Welding Inspectors who responded to the survey indicated only a few skills that they use on the job. Fortunate workers who know Pipe Welding can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 62 percent above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Welding. Those educated in Quality Assurance / Quality Control tend to be well versed in NDT.

Pay by Experience Level for Welding Inspector (Certified)

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Certified Welding Inspectors — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $55K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $63K. On average, Certified Welding Inspectors make $67K following one to two decades on the job. Survey participants who have spent more than 20 years on the job report a predictably higher median income of $71K, demonstrating that compensation is roughly commensurate with experience in the end.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $61,595

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

Home to some of the best pay for Certified Welding Inspectors, Houma offers exceptional salaries, 46 percent above the national average. Certified Welding Inspectors can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Pittsburgh (+28 percent), New York (+25 percent), Los Angeles (+21 percent), and Houston (+17 percent). One of the biggest compensable factors for Certified Welding Inspectors is geography, with workers in San Diego earning a whopping 24 percent below the national average. Workers in Birmingham and Milwaukee earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (16 percent less and 11 percent less, respectively).

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


Experienced
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National Average
$62,000

Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Welding Inspector (Certified) Salaries

Pipe Welding
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Quality Assurance / Quality Control
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NDT
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National Average
$62,000

Welding
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 117 votes.

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 75%
dental benefits
Dental: 61%
medical benefits
Vision: 49%
dental benefits
None: 22%
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