Building Code Inspector Salary (United States)

The average salary for a Building Code Inspector is $46,097 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.
Building Code Inspector Total Pay (?
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$32,589 - $74,328
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MEDIAN: $46,097
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Building Code Inspector Total Pay (?
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$14.18 - $34.24
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National Salary Data

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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$32,589 - $74,328  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,483  
Total Pay (?
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$31,571 - $73,209  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 249
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$14.18 - $34.24  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $42.73  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,483  
   
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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$31,571 - $73,209  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 249
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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.

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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.

Experience Affects Building Code Inspector Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 31%
Experienced
up arrow 8%
National Average
$45,000
Mid-Career
up arrow 3%
Entry-Level
up arrow 13%

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Gender

Female
14%
female alumni
 
Male
86%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 65%
vision benefits Vision: 46% employee benefits None: 13%
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