A Construction Inspector earns an average wage of $22.93 per hour.Pay goes up steadily as a this job becomes more experienced.
Construction Inspector Total Pay (?
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$33,466 - $77,504
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MEDIAN: $49,933
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Construction Inspector Total Pay (?
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$15.38 - $36.55
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MEDIAN: $22.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$33,466 - $77,504  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,038  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $39,149  
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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$34,541 - $82,532  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 765
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$15.38 - $36.55  
   
Overtime
$20.72 - $53.74  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,038  
   
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $39,149  
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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$34,541 - $82,532  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 765
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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 by Experience Level for Construction Inspector
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
Los Angeles
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Chicago
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Tampa
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Nashville
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Baltimore
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$52,000
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Atlanta
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Orlando
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Philadelphia
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Experience Affects Construction Inspector Salaries

National Average
$52,000

Skills That Affect Construction Inspector Salaries

Microsoft Office
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Project Management
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Microsoft Word
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Windows Operating System General Use
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National Average
$52,000
Microsoft Excel
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Gender
Female
6%
female alumni
 
Male
94%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
24%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 67%
vision benefits Vision: 52% employee benefits None: 16%
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