Welding Inspector (Certified) Salary

A sizeable majority of Certified Welding Inspectors in the United States are men. In this role, average pay is around $25.15 per hour. Total cash compensation to Certified Welding Inspectors approaches anywhere from $40K on the lower end to $98K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $5K from bonuses and upwards of $7K from profit sharing. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and about a fourth lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a strong majority and dental coverage is claimed by the larger part. The majority of Certified Welding Inspectors claim high levels of job satisfaction. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$42,568 - $99,882
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$43K
$60K
$100K
MEDIAN: $60,013
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$17.97 - $39.37
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MEDIAN: $25.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$34K$68K$102K
Salary
$42,568 - $99,882  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,077  
Profit Sharing
$354.79 - $6,510  
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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$40,238 - $97,678  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 171
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$17.97 - $39.37  
   
Overtime
$25.09 - $55.54  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,077  
   
Profit Sharing
$354.79 - $6,510  
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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$40,238 - $97,678  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 492

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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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Survey results show that Certified Welding Inspectors typically report just a few professional skills. Quality Assurance / Quality Control and Welding are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. It is not unusual for someone who knows Quality Assurance / Quality Control to be familiar with Welding as well.

Pay by Experience Level for Welding Inspector (Certified)

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


For Certified Welding Inspectors, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. The average beginner in this position makes around $54K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $61K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $65K. Certified Welding Inspectors who have acquired more than two decades of experience generally do see greater compensation; their average income is approximately $69K.

Pay Difference by Location


Surpassing the national average by 39 percent, Certified Welding Inspectors in Los Angeles receive some of the highest pay in the country. Certified Welding Inspectors can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Pittsburgh (+37 percent), New York (+21 percent), Houston (+16 percent), and Seattle (+15 percent). Trailing the national average by 5 percent, Portland is the market with the smallest paychecks.

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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National Average
$60,000

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

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
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National Average
$60,000

Welding
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 114 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 73% dental benefits Dental: 60%
vision benefits Vision: 47% employee benefits None: 24%