Construction Inspector Salary

A Construction Inspector earns an average wage of $23.56 per hour. Experience has a moderate effect on salary for this job.

$35,553 - $82,719
(Median)
$36K
$53K
$83K
MEDIAN: $53,364
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90%

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$15.65 - $36.31
(Median)
$16
$24
$36
MEDIAN: $23.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$35,553 - $82,719  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,553  
Profit Sharing
$1,700  
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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$35,663 - $82,620  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 353
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$15.65 - $36.31  
   
Overtime
$22.30 - $52.73  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,553  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,700  
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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$35,663 - $82,620  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 728
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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

National Average: $52,785

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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
$53,000



Skills That Affect Construction Inspector Salaries



Project Management
up arrow 4%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Excel
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National Average
$53,000

Construction Site Inspection
up arrow 1%

up arrow 6%

up arrow 6%

Construction Estimating
up arrow 34%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 155 votes.

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 68%
medical benefits
Vision: 56%
dental benefits
None: 18%
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