Construction Inspector Salary (United States)

A Construction Inspector earns an average wage of $23.38 per hour. A skill in Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking is associated with high pay for this job.
Construction Inspector Salary (?
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$33,905 - $78,257
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $50,704
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Construction Inspector Salary (?
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$15.38 - $36.59
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MEDIAN: $23.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$33,905 - $78,257  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,586  
Profit Sharing
$1,017 - $5,896  
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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$34,484 - $81,947  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 245
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$15.38 - $36.59  
   
Overtime
$21.51 - $53.57  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,586  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,017 - $5,896  
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).
)
$34,484 - $81,947  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 516
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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

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Pay Difference By Location

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Chicago
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Nashville
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San Antonio
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Houston
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Baltimore
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National Average
$52,000
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Charlotte
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Experience Affects Construction Inspector Salaries

National Average
$52,000

Skills That Affect Construction Inspector Salaries

Project Management
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Microsoft Word
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Windows Operating System General Use
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Microsoft Excel
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National Average
$52,000
Construction Site Inspection
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Project
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Construction Estimating
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Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
7%
female alumni
 
Male
93%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
26%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 54% employee benefits None: 15%