Electrical Inspectors in the United States are largely men, earning an average of $28.38 per hour. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Most Electrical Inspectors like their work and job satisfaction is high. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$34,788 - $100,203
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$35K
$59K
$100K
MEDIAN: $59,432
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$17.64 - $43.85
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$18
$28
$44
MEDIAN: $28.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$34,788 - $100,203  
   
Bonus
$1,965  
Total Pay (?
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$36,808 - $98,324  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 57
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$23$46$69
Hourly Rate
$17.64 - $43.85  
   
Overtime
$1.36 - $66.90  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1,965  
   
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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$36,808 - $98,324  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 65
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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 Electrical Inspectors, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $51K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $58K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Electrical Inspectors bring in $62K after working for 10 to 20 years. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $66K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

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Experience Affects Electrical Inspector Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 10%

Experienced
up arrow 4%

National Average
$60,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

Entry-Level
up arrow 16%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
38%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
medical benefits
Vision: 55%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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