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Construction and Building Inspector Salary

The average pay for a Construction and Building Inspector is $20.64 per hour. A skill in Construction Site Inspection is associated with high pay for this job.
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$37,996 - $90,097
(Median)
$38K
$53K
$90K
MEDIAN: $52,743
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50%
90%

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$13.75 - $32.52
(Median)
$14
$21
$33
MEDIAN: $20
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$37,996 - $90,097  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,539  
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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$31,583 - $82,721  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 91
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$13.75 - $32.52  
   
Overtime
$18.74 - $51.86  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,539  
   
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).
)
$31,583 - $82,721  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 111

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Job Description for Construction and Building Inspector

Most construction and building inspectors are involved with making sure that buildings are up to code with laws and standards on the local and national level. A large number of inspectors check buildings, but many also check things like dams, highways, bridges, sewer systems, and homes. This includes checking the ordinances, zoning regulations, and contract specifications to ensure it is in accordance with laws.

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Construction and Building Inspector Tasks

  • Document and report on code violations and poor compliance, including suggestions for bringing sites up to code.
  • Interpret and understand building codes, convey necessary information in documentation, and verbally.
  • Identify changes in plans or construction that affect codes and communicate the situation.
  • Visit sites and conduct interior and exterior inspections.
  • Approve final inspection certificates.

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Pay by Experience Level for Construction and Building Inspector

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

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Experience Affects Construction and Building Inspector Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 26%

Experienced
up arrow 16%

National Average
$50,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

Entry-Level
up arrow 17%

Skills That Affect Construction and Building Inspector Salaries

Construction Site Inspection
up arrow 17%

National Average
$50,000

Commercial Building Inspection
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 28 votes.

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
27%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 59%
vision benefits Vision: 45% employee benefits None: 17%