A Building Code Inspector earns an average salary of $50,840 per year.
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$35,314 - $76,214
(Median)
$35K
$51K
$76K
MEDIAN: $50,840
10%
50%
90%

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$14.70 - $28.63
(Median)
$15
$21
$29
MEDIAN: $21.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$35,314 - $76,214  
   
Total Pay (?
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$32,165 - $73,390  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 53
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$14.70 - $28.63  
   
Overtime
$36.91  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Total Pay (?
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$32,165 - $73,390  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 27
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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.

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Experience Affects Building Code Inspector Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 18%

Experienced
up arrow 6%

National Average
$50,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

Entry-Level
up arrow 18%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

Gender

Female
19 %
Male
81 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
40%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 68%
medical benefits
Vision: 58%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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