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Electrical Inspector Salary

Men represent the vast majority of Electrical Inspectors in the United States. People in this role can earn an average of $28.35 per hour nationwide. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a majority earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction for Electrical Inspectors is high. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$35,404 - $86,253
(Median)
$35K
$59K
$86K
MEDIAN: $59,008
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90%

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$17.84 - $42.57
(Median)
$18
$28
$43
MEDIAN: $28.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$35,404 - $86,253  
   
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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$36,694 - $88,630  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 65
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$28$56$84
Hourly Rate
$17.84 - $42.57  
   
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).
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$36,694 - $88,630  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 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.


Electrical Inspectors do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $51K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $60K. Electrical Inspectors claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $63K. Old hands boasting more than twenty years of relevant experience report pay that is more or less commensurate with that extensive experience; average earnings for this group come out to approximately $70K.

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Experience Affects Electrical Inspector Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 17%

Experienced
up arrow 4%

National Average
$60,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

Entry-Level
up arrow 16%

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
20%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
41%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 66%
vision benefits Vision: 59% employee benefits None: 16%
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