Building Inspector Salary

Men represent the vast majority of Building Inspectors in the United States. People in this role can earn an average of $51K per year nationwide. The bottom of the pay range sits near $32K, and the top verges on $72K per year. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and the larger part earn dental coverage. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$35,319 - $77,422
(Median)
$35K
$51K
$77K
MEDIAN: $50,511
10%
50%
90%

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$13.69 - $30.43
(Median)
$14
$21
$30
MEDIAN: $20
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$35,319 - $77,422  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,740  
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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$32,247 - $72,167  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 169
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$13.69 - $30.43  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $41.86  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,740  
   
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).
)
$32,247 - $72,167  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 94
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Job Description for Building Inspector

A building inspector plays a key role in the proper construction of buildings and ongoing maintenance of safe occupancy of these structures; most building inspectors are hired by contracting or engineering companies to accomplish these goals. There are also private consulting inspection firms which contract their services to smaller operations in the construction or maintenance fields. State and local authorities also use building inspectors to sign-off on new structures or remodeled buildings to certify them as safe for human use.

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Building Inspector Tasks

  • 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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Building Inspectors report a narrow range of specific skills. Construction Site Inspection and Commercial Building Inspection are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Commercial Building Inspection and Construction Site Inspection are correlating skills — those who know the former usually know the latter.

Pay by Experience Level for Building Inspector

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


Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $42K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $48K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $55K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't higher than less experienced individuals' earnings.

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Experience Affects Building Inspector Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 12%

Late-Career
up arrow 12%

National Average
$49,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

Entry-Level
up arrow 15%

Skills That Affect Building Inspector Salaries

Commercial Building Inspection
0%

Construction Site Inspection
0%

National Average
$49,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 27 votes.

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 61%
vision benefits Vision: 49% employee benefits None: 11%
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