Construction and Building Inspector Salary (United States)

Most Construction and Building Inspectors in the United States are men, earning an average of $20.86 per hour. Pay generally spreads from $14.19 per hour to $31.31. Medical benefits are awarded to the greater part, and more than half earn dental coverage. The majority of Construction and Building Inspectors claim high levels of job satisfaction. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
Construction and Building Inspector Salary (?
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$37,939 - $84,283
(Median)
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84K
MEDIAN: $52,598
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Construction and Building Inspector Salary (?
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$14.19 - $31.31
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MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data

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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$37,939 - $84,283  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,122  
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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$32,495 - $82,140  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 105
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$14.19 - $31.31  
   
Overtime
$21.29 - $50.11  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,122  
   
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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$32,495 - $82,140  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 106
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Job Description for Construction and Building Inspector

  • 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.
In most cases, Construction and Building Inspectors can expect only incremental pay growth as they advance in their careers. Construction and Building Inspectors in the early stages of their career don't see a large increase in pay for the first decade—salary tends to grow from $42K to just $47K. After spending one to two decades on the job, pay usually hovers around $56K. After a couple decades on the job, Construction and Building Inspectors see only modest salary growth, with pay averaging $63K. The largest number of Construction and Building Inspectors have one to 10 years of experience, followed by those with 10 to 20 years. Workers who have been working for more than 20 years are the least common.
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Experience Affects Construction and Building Inspector Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 26%
Experienced
up arrow 11%
National Average
$50,000
Mid-Career
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Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

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Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5 based on 34 votes.

Gender

Female
3%
female alumni
 
Male
97%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 61%
vision benefits Vision: 48% employee benefits None: 19%