The average hourly pay for a Welding Inspector is $25.04.
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Job Description for Welding Inspector
A welding inspector oversees other welders to make sure that they are carrying out welding techniques properly and are adhering to time constraints and safety standards. The welding inspector also needs to periodically inspect equipment to make sure that it is in working order. When there are methods and procedures that can be improved in the welding guidelines, the welding inspector must update the standards. The welding inspector may be in charge of providing training for a group of welders an…Read more
Welding Inspector Tasks
- Inspect weldments to determine if they meet specifications and material standards.
- Educate staff and welders in safety and assembly procedures and requirements.
- Document all inspections, computations, results, and feedback provided.
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Skills in Construction Site Inspection and Writing Procedures & Documentation are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Quality Control (QC), Quality Assurance / Quality Control and Welding.
Pay by Experience Level for Welding Inspector
An entry-level Welding Inspector with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $18.34 based on 5 salaries. An early career Welding Inspector with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $21.99 based on 124 salaries. A mid-career Welding Inspector with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $26.68 based on 89 salaries. An experienced Welding Inspector with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $28.54 based on 93 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $31.
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Employees with Welding Inspector in their job title in Indianapolis, Indiana earn an average of 19.8% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (17.8% more) and Seattle, Washington (11.0% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Tampa, Florida (8.9% less), Houston, Texas (2.7% less) and Cincinnati, Ohio (1.9% less).
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