$66,729
Avg. Salary
$24.67
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$1,800

Bonus

$1,500

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Welding Inspector is $24.67 per hour.

The average pay for a Welding Inspector is $66,729 per year.

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$15.83
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$24.67
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$40.75
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MEDIAN $24.67
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$40k
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$67k
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$149k
90%
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MEDIAN $66,729
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MEDIAN: $66,729
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$0$149K
Salary $40,425 - $149,368
Bonus $104 - $9,910
Profit Sharing $1,500
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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$36,169 - $110,048
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 115
Hourly Data $0$59
Hourly Rate $15.83 - $40.75
Hourly Tips $0.13
Overtime $23.42 - $59.83
Annual Data $0$110K
Bonus $104 - $9,910
Profit Sharing $1,500
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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$36,169 - $110,048
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 280

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 and getting them certified. Inspection of the welding results also needs to be done to make sure that they are meeting standards. Therefore, public speaking skills may come in handy.

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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.

Welding Inspector Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Welding Inspector

Pay by Experience for a Welding Inspector has a positive trend. An entry-level Welding Inspector with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $53,000 based on 102 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Welding Inspector with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $64,000 based on 81 salaries. An experienced Welding Inspector which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $67,000 based on 56 salaries. A Welding Inspector with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $73,000 based on 27 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

23%

National Average: $60,044

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

Los Angeles offers some of the highest pay in the country for Welding Inspectors, 24 percent above the national average. Welding Inspectors will also find cushy salaries in Houston (+22 percent).

Welding Inspector Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Welding Inspector?

Welding Inspector in Conway:
"Very flexible, management has a hold on raises, no perks."
Pros: I am always learning something new.
Cons: No raises have been given in awhile. Management doesn't let us know whats going on. People are being laid off so theres a chance I might get laid off too.

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Key Stats for Welding Inspector

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 47 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
12%

Experience Affects Welding Inspector Salaries

Late-Career
▲21%

Experienced
▲12%

Mid-Career
▲7%

National Average
$60,000

Entry-Level
▼11%

Skills That Affect Welding Inspector Salaries

▲5%

National Average
$60,000

Fluxed Core Arc Welding (FCAW)
▼18%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 47 votes.

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 77%
dental benefits
Dental: 64%
vision benefits
Vision: 56%
no benefits
None: 20%