A Building Code Inspector earns an average salary of $45,863 per year.
Building Code Inspector Total Pay (?
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$30,707 - $73,220
(Median)
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46K
60K
73K
MEDIAN: $45,862
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Building Code Inspector Total Pay (?
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$14.37 - $34.32
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data

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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$30,707 - $73,220  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,150  
Total Pay (?
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$30,712 - $72,784  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 24 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 278
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$14.37 - $34.32  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $42.93  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,150  
   
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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$30,712 - $72,784  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 24 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 278
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Job Description for Building Code Inspector
  • Investigate violations of building code ordinances.
  • Conduct independent inspections at construction sites to ensure compliance with city codes and zoning ordinances.
  • Maintain an up-to-date working knowledge of all codes, city ordinances, state laws, and federal regulations that govern the process and procedures for construction and building operations.
  • Create and file detailed reports documenting the results of each investigation.
Pay by Experience Level for Building Code Inspector
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Experience Affects Building Code Inspector Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 34%
Experienced
up arrow 7%
National Average
$45,000
Mid-Career
up arrow 3%
Entry-Level
up arrow 14%
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Gender
Female
13%
female alumni
 
Male
87%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
17%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 63%
vision benefits Vision: 44% employee benefits None: 13%
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