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Building Code Inspector Salary

Building Code Inspectors in the United States take home an average $47K per year. Pay generally varies between $32K and $79K per year. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a majority collect dental insurance. There are far more male Building Code Inspectors survey respondents than women, making up 88 percent. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$33,338 - $77,151
(Median)
$33K
$47K
$77K
MEDIAN: $46,550
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90%

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$13.71 - $41.64
(Median)
$14
$22
$42
MEDIAN: $21.00
10%
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$33,338 - $77,151  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,237  
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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$32,118 - $78,537  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 127
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$13.71 - $41.64  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $44.37  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,237  
   
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).
)
$32,118 - $78,537  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 63

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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. Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $40K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $45K. Building Code Inspectors with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $50K. Average wages for folks with more than 20 years of experience come out to around $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 13%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 41 votes.

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 67%
vision benefits Vision: 49% employee benefits None: 8%