The average pay for a Construction and Building Inspector is $54,230 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on salary for this job.
Construction and Building Inspector Total Pay (?
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$35,650 - $86,176
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $54,230
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Construction and Building Inspector Total Pay (?
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$13.65 - $33.54
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$35,650 - $86,176  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,781  
Profit Sharing
$493.61 - $1,526  
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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$31,538 - $86,074  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 253
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$13.65 - $33.54  
   
Overtime
$20.27 - $49.36  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,781  
   
Profit Sharing
$493.61 - $1,526  
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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$31,538 - $86,074  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 253
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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.
Pay by Experience Level for Construction and Building Inspector
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Experience Affects Construction and Building Inspector Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 27%
Experienced
up arrow 13%
National Average
$52,000
Mid-Career
up arrow 6%
Entry-Level
up arrow 18%
Job Satisfaction
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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 32 votes.
Gender
Female
5%
female alumni
 
Male
95%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
22%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 64%
vision benefits Vision: 52% employee benefits None: 17%
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