Welding Inspector (Certified) Salary

A sizeable majority of Certified Welding Inspectors in the United States are men. In this role, average pay is around $25.87 per hour. Residence and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. For the most part, Certified Welding Inspectors enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. A large number enjoy medical while a majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$44,801 - $101,203
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MEDIAN: $62,167
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$17.88 - $42.19
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$0$112K
Salary $44,801 - $101,203
Bonus $496.65 - $14,681
Profit Sharing $2,000
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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$41,097 - $112,254
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 156
Hourly Data $0$65
Hourly Rate $17.88 - $42.19
Hourly Tips $7.14
Overtime $23.94 - $65.02
Annual Data $0$112K
Bonus $496.65 - $14,681
Profit Sharing $2,000
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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$41,097 - $112,254
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 429

Job Description for Welding Inspector (Certified)

Certified welding inspectors work in various industries related to construction. Furthermore, certified welding inspectors’ daily duties are filled with numerous responsibilities that are essential in maintaining the safety standards of in the construction industry. Certified welding inspectors ensure that all related construction activities follow specific guidelines, in accordance with city, state, and federal safety regulations. They also inspect plans, verify inspection and welding calibrations, and make sure that all welding materials are in proper condition for future projects. Additionally, welding inspectors inspect all welding equipment, such as regulators, cables, and welding machines.

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Welding Inspector (Certified) 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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Popular Skills for Welding Inspector (Certified)


Survey results show that Certified Welding Inspectors typically report just a few professional skills. Fortunate workers who know Pipe Welding command much higher paychecks, scoring salaries 40 percent above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like NDT. Most people experienced in Quality Assurance / Quality Control also know NDT.

Pay by Experience Level for Welding Inspector (Certified)

Pay by Experience for a Welding Inspector (Certified) has a positive trend. An entry-level Welding Inspector (Certified) with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $55,000 based on 262 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Welding Inspector (Certified) with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $62,000 based on 217 salaries. An experienced Welding Inspector (Certified) which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $65,000 based on 177 salaries. A Welding Inspector (Certified) with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $70,000 based on 93 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $62,316

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

For those looking to make money, Certified Welding Inspectors in New York enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 52 percent above the national average. Certified Welding Inspectors will also find cushy salaries in Houma (+46 percent), Chicago (+33 percent), San Diego (+32 percent), and Pittsburgh (+20 percent). Los Angeles is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 15 percent. Employers in Seattle and Milwaukee also lean toward paying below-median salaries (12 percent lower and 11 percent lower, respectively).

Welding Inspector (Certified) Reviews

Q: 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.

Welding Inspector (Certified) in Laurens:
"Stress level, office conditions, very busy, shop floor issues,"
Pros: In control of making sure we are putting out good quality welds, working with employees, training new employees which in return helps me better understand the individual for needs of improvemnet.
Cons: Very stressful, lots of multi-tasking ,and pay.

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Key Stats for Welding Inspector (Certified)

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 92 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
17%

Experience Affects Welding Inspector (Certified) Salaries

▲13%

▲5%

▼0%

National Average
$62,000

▼11%

Skills That Affect Welding Inspector (Certified) Salaries

Pipe Welding
▲38%

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
▼0%

National Average
$62,000

▼4%

NDT
▼10%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 92 votes.

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 68%
vision benefits
Vision: 59%
no benefits
None: 18%