Building Code Inspector Salary

Building Code Inspectors in the United States take home approximately $48K annually on average. Earnings sit near $33K on the lower side but can approach $83K per year on the higher side. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Nearly all enjoy medical while a majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to approximately half. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$34,767 - $79,463
(Median)
$35K
$48K
$79K
MEDIAN: $47,876
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90%

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$14.31 - $43.26
(Median)
$14
$22
$43
MEDIAN: $21.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$34,767 - $79,463  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,208  
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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$33,415 - $82,756  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 116
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$14.31 - $43.26  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $43.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,208  
   
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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$33,415 - $82,756  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | 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, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. In this position, someone who has worked for fewer than five years can expect a median salary of $41K. The median for people with five to 10 years of experience is only a little bit higher at $45K. Building Code Inspectors who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $51K. Ultimately, more time spent in the workforce does seem to translate to bigger paychecks; seasoned veterans with more than 20 years of experience report a median income of $61K.

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Experience Affects Building Code Inspector Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 29%

Experienced
up arrow 8%

National Average
$47,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

Entry-Level
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 37 votes.

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 66%
vision benefits Vision: 51% employee benefits None: 9%
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