Building Code Inspector Salary

Building Code Inspectors who are practiced in their profession and carry more than 10 years of experience make up roughly one-half of Building Code Inspectors. Pay fluctuates from $33K to $83K per year, but expected earnings average $48K annually. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the greater part collect dental insurance. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$34,694 - $80,000

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$14.26 - $43.41

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$34,694 - $80,000  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,208  
Total Pay (?
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$33,332 - $83,182  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 114
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$14.26 - $43.41  
   
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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$33,332 - $83,182  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 53
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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.


Building Code Inspectors with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. People who have worked for fewer than five years earn around $41K, and folks with five to 10 years of experience see a modestly higher median of $45K. Building Code Inspectors with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $51K. Survey participants who have spent more than 20 years on the job report a predictably higher median income of $61K, demonstrating that compensation is roughly commensurate with experience in the end.

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Experience Affects Building Code Inspector Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 30%

Experienced
up arrow 8%

National Average
$47,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

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
22%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 65%
vision benefits Vision: 50% employee benefits None: 9%
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