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Electrical Inspector Salary

Male Electrical Inspectors number significantly more than their female counterparts, and average earnings in this role come out to $28.58 per hour in the United States. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the larger part collect dental insurance. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
$35,956 - $85,762
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MEDIAN: $58,197
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$17.67 - $45.11
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MEDIAN: $28.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$35,956 - $85,762  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $824  
Total Pay (?
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$37,043 - $92,621  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 57
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$28$56$84
Hourly Rate
$17.67 - $45.11  
   
Overtime
$17.49 - $82.88  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $824  
   
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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$37,043 - $92,621  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 73
United States (change)

Job Description for Electrical Inspector

  • 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.


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Electrical Inspectors — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $52K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $59K. Electrical Inspectors who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $62K. Electrical Inspectors who have acquired more than two decades of experience generally do see greater compensation; their average income is approximately $66K.

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Experience Affects Electrical Inspector Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 10%

Experienced
up arrow 2%

National Average
$60,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

Entry-Level
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 18 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
41%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 66%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 17%