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Building Code Inspector Salary (United States)

The average salary for a Building Code Inspector is $46,362 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.
Building Code Inspector Salary (?
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$32,842 - $76,794
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MEDIAN: $46,361
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Building Code Inspector Salary (?
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$13.52 - $40.89
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MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data

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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$32,842 - $76,794  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,231  
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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$30,984 - $77,151  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 139
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$13.52 - $40.89  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $44.21  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,231  
   
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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$30,984 - $77,151  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 68
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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

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Experience Affects Building Code Inspector Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 31%
Experienced
up arrow 9%
National Average
$46,000
Mid-Career
up arrow 3%
Entry-Level
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
14%
female alumni
 
Male
86%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 66%
vision benefits Vision: 46% employee benefits None: 9%