Building Code Inspector Salary

Building Code Inspectors in the United States tend to be well-versed in their field, and slightly more than half have more than 10 years of experience. Average salary is expected to be around $47K per year, but may range from $32K to $76K per year. Almost all enjoy medical while the greater part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. Most Building Code Inspectors report high levels of job satisfaction. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$35,012 - $74,599
(Median)
$35K
$47K
$75K
MEDIAN: $47,357
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$14.23 - $42.87
(Median)
$14
$20
$43
MEDIAN: $20
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$35,012 - $74,599  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,350  
Total Pay (?
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$32,371 - $75,969  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 104
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$14.23 - $42.87  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $39.52  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,350  
   
Total Pay (?
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$32,371 - $75,969  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 54
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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.


For many Building Code Inspectors, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. People who have worked for fewer than five years earn around $40K, and folks with five to 10 years of experience see a modestly higher median of $45K. Building Code Inspectors who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $50K. More than 20 years of experience seem related to solid financial gains; veterans in this group report earning a median of $61K.

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Experience Affects Building Code Inspector Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 32%

Experienced
up arrow 7%

National Average
$46,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

Entry-Level
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 29 votes.

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
38%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
medical benefits
Vision: 52%
dental benefits
None: 8%
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