Mechanical Inspector Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 18, 2020
$33,000
$24,000
$33,000
$45,000
The average mechanical inspector makes about $33,103 per year. That's $15.92 per hour! Those in the lower 10%, such as entry-level positions, only make about $24,000 a year. Meanwhile, the top 10% are sitting pretty with an average salary of $45,000. Many of mechanical inspectors seem to be drawn to professional and manufacturing companies. Unless they care more about money, in which case mechanical inspectors tend to work at energy, transportation, and technology companies. Even the employees who work in these industries can confirm that's where the money is. Although money is important, a lot of people base their career decisions solely on location. That's why we found that Maryland, Delaware and New Jersey pay mechanical inspectors the highest salaries.
Best Paying Cities
Laurel, MD
$62,481
Camden, NJ
$53,048
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Map of Mechanical Inspector Salaries

The darker areas on the map show where Mechanical Inspectors earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

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Average Mechanical Inspector Salary By Location

Throughout the U.S., the average salary for a mechanical inspector is roughly $33,103 per year, which boils down to $15.92 per hour. Interestingly enough, mechanical inspectors have the highest salaries in Laurel, MD at about $62,481 per year. For those who are just starting out, the average entry-level salary in Laurel, MD is $33,000. Additionally, mechanical inspectors make more than the average salary in Camden, NJ, Washington, DC, Brentwood, NY, Moorpark, CA, and Hampton, VA. On a more broad level, mechanical inspector salaries are highest in Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey, Connecticut, New York, Rhode Island, and Pennsylvania. On the contrary, Oklahoma, Nebraska, and Utah offer the lowest mechanical inspector salaries.

Average Mechanical Inspector Salary By Company

To earn a high income as a mechanical inspector, working for Kinder Morgan or Cardno might be your best bet, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. In addition, companies like Tetra Tech and Kratos Defense & Security Solutions report highly competitive salaries for mechanical inspectors.

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Average Mechanical Inspector Pay By Industry

Mechanical inspector salaries can vary on many factors, including what industry a job is in. In fact, jobs with energy, transportation, and technology companies tend to be the highest paying. Furthermore, a mechanical inspector can make a yearly salary of $47,200 while working for energy companies. All the while, other mechanical inspectors are making $41,581 at transportation companies and $35,151 at technology companies. One industry mechanical inspectors may want to avoid is the manufacturing industry as it offers the lowest average salary at $27,659.

Industry
Average Salary
Energy
Energy
$47,200
$47k
Transportation
Transportation
$41,581
$42k
Technology
Technology
$35,151
$35k
Government
Government
$34,622
$35k
Manufacturing
Manufacturing
$27,659
$28k

Mechanical Inspector Salary History

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Mechanical Inspector Salary By Experience Level

The salary for a mechanical inspector can vary depending on the years of experience that a person has, from entry level to senior level. Data on how experience level affects total compensation is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

Recently Added Mechanical Inspector Salaries

CompanyJobLocationDate AddedSalary
Plumbing/Mechanical Inspector (Re-Ad)
Plumbing/Mechanical Inspector (Re-Ad)
07/28/2020
07/28/2020
$49,381
$49,381
07/28/2020
Chief Mechanical Inspector
Chief Mechanical Inspector
07/22/2020
07/22/2020
$83,760
$83,760
07/22/2020
Arapahoe County
Arapahoe County
Plumbing/Mechanical Inspector I/II
Plumbing/Mechanical Inspector I/II
Plumbing/Mechanical Inspector I/II
07/21/2020
07/21/2020
$47,229
$47,229
07/21/2020
Mechanical Inspector-Aerospace GD&T
Mechanical Inspector-Aerospace GD&T
07/10/2020
07/10/2020
$48,001
$48,001
07/10/2020
City of Ann Arbor
City of Ann Arbor
Development Services Inspector III-Mechanical Inspector
Development Services Inspector III-Mechanical Inspector
Development Services Inspector III-Mechanical Inspector
07/07/2020
07/07/2020
$57,184
$57,184
07/07/2020
Mechanical Inspector
Mechanical Inspector
07/07/2020
07/07/2020
$26,088
$26,088
07/07/2020
Mechanical Inspector
Mechanical Inspector
06/17/2020
06/17/2020
$26,088
$26,088
06/17/2020
Mechanical Inspector
Mechanical Inspector
06/15/2020
06/15/2020
$43,827
$43,827
06/15/2020
Building Mechanical Inspector)
Building Mechanical Inspector)
05/20/2020
05/20/2020
$93,897
$93,897
05/20/2020
Mechanical Inspector/Cmm Programmer
Mechanical Inspector/Cmm Programmer
04/27/2020
04/27/2020
$65,000
$65,000
04/27/2020