Building Inspector Salary (United States)

The average salary for a Building Inspector is $48,494 per year.
Building Inspector Total Pay (?
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$35,110 - $71,630
(Median)
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48K
57K
72K
MEDIAN: $48,493
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Building Inspector Total Pay (?
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$13.89 - $30.31
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MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data

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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$35,110 - $71,630  
   
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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$30,928 - $65,663  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 138
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$13.89 - $30.31  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $42.63  
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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$30,928 - $65,663  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 138
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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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Experience Affects Building Inspector Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 19%
Experienced
up arrow 12%
National Average
$47,000
Mid-Career
up arrow 1%
Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

Skills That Affect Building Inspector Salaries

Construction Site Inspection
up arrow 8%
Commercial Building Inspection
up arrow 4%
National Average
$47,000
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Gender
Female
12%
female alumni
 
Male
88%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
18%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 64%
vision benefits Vision: 50% employee benefits None: 8%
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