Construction and Building Inspector Salary

Construction and Building Inspectors in the United States are largely men, earning an average of $20.84 per hour. The pay spectrum stretches from $13.72 per hour to $34.66. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. A strong majority enjoy medical while the larger part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to approximately one-half. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$37,163 - $81,936
(Median)
$37K
$52K
$82K
MEDIAN: $52,296
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90%

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$13.72 - $34.66
(Median)
$14
$21
$35
MEDIAN: $20
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$37,163 - $81,936  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,534  
Profit Sharing
$1,150  
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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$31,767 - $81,130  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 109
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$13.72 - $34.66  
   
Overtime
$14.15 - $59.18  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,534  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,150  
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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$31,767 - $81,130  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 114
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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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Construction and Building Inspectors' salaries may rise greatly for those who assume a higher-end position such as a Construction Manager. The average Construction Manager brings home $73K per year. Becoming a Construction Inspector or a Construction Project Manager is often the next step for a Construction and Building Inspector.

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Construction and Building Inspectors note just a narrow range of job skills. Construction Site Inspection and Commercial Building Inspection are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Commercial Building Inspection.

Pay by Experience Level for Construction and Building Inspector

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


For many Construction and Building Inspectors, more experience generally translates to higher pay. Relatively untried employees who have fewer than five years of experience earn around $42K on average. People who have worked for five to 10 years can expect a higher median salary of $47K. Construction and Building Inspectors claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $60K. Construction and Building Inspectors who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $65K on average.

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Experience Affects Construction and Building Inspector Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 29%

Experienced
up arrow 18%

National Average
$50,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%

Entry-Level
up arrow 16%

Skills That Affect Construction and Building Inspector Salaries

Construction Site Inspection
up arrow 18%

National Average
$50,000

Commercial Building Inspection
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 25 votes.

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
25%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 57%
medical benefits
Vision: 48%
dental benefits
None: 19%
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