A Construction Inspector earns an average wage of $24.16 per hour.

$38,603 - $84,292
(Median)
$39K
$54K
$84K
MEDIAN: $54,235
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$15.81 - $39.16
(Median)
$16
$24
$39
MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$38,603 - $84,292  
   
Bonus
$255.32 - $5,872  
Profit Sharing
$984 - $5,872  
Total Pay (?
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$36,409 - $87,305  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 287
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$15.81 - $39.16  
   
Hourly Tips
$8.33  
Overtime
$22.51 - $58.67  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$255.32 - $5,872  
   
Profit Sharing
$984 - $5,872  
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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$36,409 - $87,305  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 662
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Job Description for Construction Inspector

Construction inspectors are responsible for overseeing safety, code requirements, and the overall construction process for their company. They routinely perform quality checks, suggest potential improvements, and grade site work and maintenance procedures. They review drainage, concrete, paving work, and safety rules; it is essential that construction inspectors are are able to read design plans and contract documents. Additionally, construction inspectors are in charge of construction sequencing, costs, and other scheduling decisions based on their findings. They also ensure uniformity in overall contract programs, as well as handle documentation and constructions records. Preparing routine progress reports, inspect the quality of workmanship and materials, and attending meetings are a regular part of this position. Construction inspectors also must accurately identify construction issues and recommend innovative solutions using company resources efficiently.

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Construction Inspector Tasks

  • Perform civil and structural tests on soil compaction, materials, paint thickness, etc.
  • Examine plans and blueprints to identify errors in design and construction, then communicate those findings.
  • Examine, draw, and write reports and diagrams to demonstrate progress and plans, including those necessary for permits.
  • Physically inspect construction projects and sites to ensure safe working conditions, correct materials, and eventual structural integrity.
  • Work with teams to schedule utility outages, road blockages, and other site-specific safety measures.

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $53,719

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Construction Inspector Reviews

What is it like working as a Construction Inspector?

Construction Inspector in Puyallup:
"ICC construction inspection."
Pros: Having knowledge of building code. Supplied with a work vehicle and gas card.
Cons: Unhappy contractors. I'm incredibly underpaid. Job dispatch is always stressful and poorly put together. Poor management.

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Experience Affects Construction Inspector Salaries




National Average
$54,000


Skills That Affect Construction Inspector Salaries



Microsoft Excel
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Microsoft Word
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Construction Site Inspection
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Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
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Project
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Microsoft Office
0%

National Average
$54,000


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Construction Estimating
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 103 votes.

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
medical benefits
Vision: 56%
dental benefits
None: 19%
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