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Valve Inspector Salary

$46,017 (USD)

Average Salary

$22/hr

Average Hourly

$709

Average Bonus

Last updated: December 12, 2019

The average pay for a Valve Inspector is $46,017 a year and $22 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Valve Inspector is between $34,174 and $55,896. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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Description:
  • Rebuilds safety and flow valves used on compressed and liquefied gas cylinders, drums, or railway cars: disassembles valve, using bench vise and handtools.
  • Inspects components for surface flaws, and defects in stem and threads.
  • Reams valve seats with hand reamer and dresses threads with tap and die.
  • Immerses parts in cleaning solution and reassembles valve.
  • Dips valve in molten lead, using tongs, to prevent leakage.
  • Attaches valve and fusible plug to high-pressure gasline, submerges it in water, and observes for bubbles to test valve and plug for leaks.
  • Melts out defective plugs, scrapes hole clean, and pours in new metal.
  • Records number of valves tested and test results.
  • May attach gauge and open air valve to test filled cylinders for pressure.
  • May brush or spray chemical solution around valves to test filled cylinders for leaks.
  • May fill cylinders cylinder filler.
Valve Inspector Job Prevalence in the United States

Job family: Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door

Job family population: 51,730

Estimated population of Valve Inspector jobs: 1,377

Rate of error: 3.2%

Estimated salary in 2024:
$53,347
5 Year Change:
16 %
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Description: The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S. or US) or simply America, is a country comprising 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions. At 3.8 million square miles (9.8 million km2), it is the world's third or fourth largest country by total area and is slightly smaller than the entire continent of Europe. Most of the country is located in central North America between Canada and Mexico. With an estimated population of over 327 million people, the U.S. is the third most populous country. The capital is Washington, D.C., and the...

Valve Inspector Job Listings for United States

Field Operations Technician
Dec 12
Cathay, United States
Targa Resources LLC
... valve inspections and maintenance as needed Manage inventory at assigned sites Glycol Methanol NGL's Produced Water Assist other departments as needed Basic understanding of PLC's and their functions ...
Facilities Maintenance Electrical Technician
Oct 8
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Menzies Aviation
When the tank is being filled, check for proper operation of the high-level control valve.Inspect and check tank gauges in bulk storage areas for any accumulation of moisture in the head gauge ...
Director of Operations (Manufacturing)
Oct 29
Phoenix, AZ, USA
Talentstorm Recruiting
Backflow Valve Inspections. Interior/Exterior Lighting. Landscaping. Coordinate with Manufacturing for the performing maintenance to the facility during shutdown periods. Own and control the Alarm ...
Special Valve Testing Technician
Dec 3
Houston, TX, USA
Gulf Coast Modifications, LP
... inspector. · Perform other special valve/project testing on actuated valves. · Perform Fugitive Emission Testing to Industry Standards, and Customer specifications. · Understand the basic physics ...
Pressure Relief Valve Technician III
Dec 11
Kilgore, TX, USA
Setpoint Integrated Solutions
... inspection of valve and/or equipment • Interpret test reports • Potentially assume role as Field Supervisor • Extensive Knowledge of applicable code requirements • Fundamental selling skills ...

The average pay for a Valve Inspector is $46,017 a year and $22 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Valve Inspector is between $34,174 and $55,896. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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