The average pay for a Construction and Building Inspector is $54,710 per year.
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$36,493 - $96,592
$36K
$55K
$97K
MEDIAN: $54,710
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$14.39 - $35.01
$14
$22
$35
MEDIAN: $22.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$36,493 - $96,592  
   
Bonus
$3,482  
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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$33,825 - $82,199  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 82
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$14.39 - $35.01  
   
Overtime
$8.57 - $44.70  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$3,482  
   
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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$33,825 - $82,199  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 77

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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

  • Visit sites and conduct interior and exterior inspections.
  • Approve final inspection certificates.
  • Identify changes in plans or construction that affect codes and communicate the situation.
  • 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.

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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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Key Stats for Construction and Building Inspector

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
27%
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Experience Affects Construction and Building Inspector Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 22%

Experienced
up arrow 10%

National Average
$53,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Skills That Affect Construction and Building Inspector Salaries

National Average
$53,000

Commercial Building Inspection
up arrow 1%

Construction Site Inspection
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
27%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 53%
vision benefits
Vision: 51%
dental benefits
None: 20%
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