Construction Inspector Salary

A Construction Inspector earns an average wage of $24.33 per hour.

$38,933 - $85,425
$39K
$54K
$85K
MEDIAN: $54,076
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$15.79 - $39.07
$16
$24
$39
MEDIAN: $24.33
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$38,933 - $85,425  
   
Bonus
$251.68 - $5,182  
Profit Sharing
$979 - $5,872  
Total Pay (?
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$36,697 - $88,372  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 295
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$15.79 - $39.07  
   
Hourly Tips
$8.33  
Overtime
$22.30 - $57.69  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$251.68 - $5,182  
   
Profit Sharing
$979 - $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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$36,697 - $88,372  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 692

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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

  • 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.
  • Examine, draw, and write reports and diagrams to demonstrate progress and plans, including those necessary for permits.
  • 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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Construction Inspector

Pay by Experience for a Construction Inspector has a positive trend. An entry-level Construction Inspector with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $47,000 based on 402 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Construction Inspector with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $54,000 based on 262 salaries. An experienced Construction Inspector which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $62,000 based on 305 salaries. A Construction Inspector with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $68,000 based on 215 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $54,028

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Construction Inspector Reviews

Q: 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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Key Stats for Construction Inspector

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 125 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
22%
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Experience Affects Construction Inspector Salaries

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National Average
$54,000

▼12%

Skills That Affect Construction Inspector Salaries

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National Average
$54,000


▼8%

Construction Estimating
▼35%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 125 votes.

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 66%
vision benefits
Vision: 56%
no benefits
None: 19%