A Building Inspector earns an average salary of $45,070 per year.Pay goes up steadily as a this job becomes more experienced. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Construction Site Inspection and Commercial Building Inspection.
Building Inspector Total Pay (?
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$30,182 - $70,469
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MEDIAN: $45,069
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Building Inspector Total Pay (?
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$14.51 - $30.73
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MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$30,182 - $70,469  
   
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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$30,492 - $66,336  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 17 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 107
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$14.51 - $30.73  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $42.94  
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).
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$30,492 - $66,336  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 17 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 107
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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.
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 30%
Experienced
up arrow 14%
Mid-Career
up arrow 2%
National Average
$46,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 12%

Skills That Affect Building Inspector Salaries

Construction Site Inspection
up arrow 30%
Commercial Building Inspection
up arrow 10%
National Average
$46,000
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Gender
Female
8%
female alumni
 
Male
92%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
14%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 64%
vision benefits Vision: 48% employee benefits None: 8%
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