Building Inspector Salary (United States)

The average salary for a Building Inspector is $48,610 per year.
Building Inspector Total Pay (?
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$35,615 - $70,341
(Median)
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70K
MEDIAN: $48,610
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Building Inspector Total Pay (?
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$13.76 - $30.23
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data

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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$35,615 - $70,341  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,068  
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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$31,040 - $65,903  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 152
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$13.76 - $30.23  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $42.35  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,068  
   
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).
)
$31,040 - $65,903  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 152
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Job Description for Building Inspector

  • Document and report on code violations and poor compliance, including suggestions for bringing sites up to code.
  • Interpret and understand building codes, convey necessary information in documentation, and verbally.
  • Identify changes in plans or construction that affect codes and communicate the situation.
  • Visit sites and conduct interior and exterior inspections.
  • Approve final inspection certificates.

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Pay by Experience Level for Building Inspector

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

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Experience Affects Building Inspector Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 16%
Experienced
up arrow 12%
Mid-Career
0%
National Average
$47,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

Skills That Affect Building Inspector Salaries

Construction Site Inspection
up arrow 5%
Commercial Building Inspection
up arrow 1%
National Average
$47,000

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Gender

Female
11%
female alumni
 
Male
89%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 63%
vision benefits Vision: 48% employee benefits None: 8%
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