Electrical Inspector Salary

Men account for the majority of Electrical Inspectors in the United States. The overall average income for this group is approximately $28.72 per hour. Most Electrical Inspectors report high levels of job satisfaction. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the greater part collect dental insurance. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$35,550 - $88,670
(Median)
$36K
$60K
$89K
MEDIAN: $59,713
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90%

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$18.06 - $44.54
(Median)
$18
$29
$45
MEDIAN: $28.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$35,550 - $88,670  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,250  
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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$36,944 - $94,041  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 68
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$28$56$84
Hourly Rate
$18.06 - $44.54  
   
Overtime
$17.57 - $82.58  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,250  
   
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).
)
$36,944 - $94,041  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 77
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Job Description for Electrical Inspector

Electrical inspectors are responsible for facilitating the supervision of electrical projects, ensuring that facilities are up-to-code, troubleshooting, and conducting electrical tests and inspections. They follow specific manuals to conduct their evaluations, create detailed reports based on their observations, and generally report their progress to a supervisor.

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Electrical Inspector Tasks

  • Check each project for defects, omissions, violations, and other departures from correct procedures; issues notice of non-compliance where work is not correct, and directs to the attention of the Chief Electrical Inspector.
  • Ensure that all electrical work conforms to adopted electrical codes as installed.
  • Inspect all work upon completion and sign permits giving final approval for the county that the work is safe for life and property.
  • Make technical inspections of the installation of new electrical systems or modification of old electrical wiring systems, motors, equipment and related electrically operated apparatus.
  • Conduct field inspections of signs erected for compliance with electrical codes.

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Pay by Experience Level for Electrical Inspector

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


For many Electrical Inspectors, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $51K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $60K. Electrical Inspectors with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $64K. Survey participants who have spent more than 20 years on the job report a predictably higher median income of $73K, demonstrating that compensation is roughly commensurate with experience in the end.

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Experience Affects Electrical Inspector Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 20%

Experienced
up arrow 4%

National Average
$61,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

Entry-Level
up arrow 17%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 17 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
40%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 68%
vision benefits Vision: 60% employee benefits None: 16%
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