Average Welding Inspector Hourly Pay

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The average hourly pay for a Welding Inspector is $25.04.
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Hourly Rate
$16 - $41
$197 - $8,109
Profit Sharing
$0 - $1,500
Total Pay
$36,351 - $103,875

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Job Description for Welding Inspector

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.

Job Satisfaction for Welding Inspector

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Popular Skills for Welding Inspector

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.
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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