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Building Code Inspector Salary

Earnings for Building Code Inspectors in the United States come in at around $46K per year on average. Earnings sit near $31K on the lower side but can approach $77K per year on the higher side. The vast majority (86 percent) of Building Code Inspectors who answered the questionnaire are male. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the greater part collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction for Building Code Inspectors is high. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
$32,842 - $76,794
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46K
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77K
MEDIAN: $46,361
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$13.52 - $40.89
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MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data

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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$32,842 - $76,794  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,231  
Total Pay (?
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$30,984 - $77,151  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 139
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$13.52 - $40.89  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $44.21  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,231  
   
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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$30,984 - $77,151  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 68
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Job Description for Building Code Inspector

Building code inspectors are responsible for overseeing and inspecting that building codes are followed and implementing strict regulations to prevent accidents. These individuals must be organized, good problem-solvers, and able to multitask with ease on a variety of projects. They will occasionally attend training sessions to stay up-to-date with new policies and building codes, and should always update their extensive knowledge of plumbing, electrical, and construction regulations.

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Building Code Inspector Tasks

  • 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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Building Code Inspector

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. Building Code Inspectors in the early stages of their careers take home approximately $39K on average. The average for people in the five-to-10 year group is only a little larger at $44K. Building Code Inspectors bring in $50K after working for 10 to 20 years. Average wages for folks with more than 20 years of experience come out to around $60K.

Experience Affects Building Code Inspector Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 31%

Experienced
up arrow 9%

National Average
$46,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

Entry-Level
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 42 votes.

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 66%
vision benefits Vision: 46% employee benefits None: 9%