Average Mechanical Inspector Hourly Pay

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The average hourly pay for a Mechanical Inspector is $22.41.
MEDIAN $22.41
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Hourly Rate
$15 - $44
$727 - $14,354
Profit Sharing
$0 - $4,250
Total Pay
$33,690 - $102,476

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Job Description for Mechanical Inspector

Mechanical Inspector Tasks
  • Monitor, document, and schedule work activities.
  • Write reports and communicate results.
  • Inspect materials, parts, products, and blueprints for quality and standards conformance.
  • Interpret blueprints and determine if structures and equipment meet specifications.

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Popular Skills for Mechanical Inspector

Skills in Quality Assurance / Quality Control, Maintenance and Machine Programming, Manufacturing are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Precision Measurement and Blueprints.

Pay by Experience Level for Mechanical Inspector

An entry-level Mechanical Inspector with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $17.03 based on 47 salaries. An early career Mechanical Inspector with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $17.94 based on 127 salaries. A mid-career Mechanical Inspector with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $23.17 based on 108 salaries. An experienced Mechanical Inspector with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $26.14 based on 101 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $26.
Employees with Mechanical Inspector in their job title in Houston, Texas earn an average of 96.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Baton Rouge, Louisiana (87.4% more) and Corpus Christi, Texas (61.4% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Baltimore, Maryland (24.1% less) and Los Angeles, California (3.1% less).

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