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Electrical Inspector Salary

Men account for the majority of Electrical Inspectors in the United States. The overall average income for this group is approximately $28.35 per hour. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and the larger part earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Electrical Inspectors. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$35,354 - $86,527
(Median)
$35K
$59K
$87K
MEDIAN: $58,607
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$17.75 - $43.12
(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
$35,354 - $86,527  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,030  
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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$36,576 - $89,284  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 64
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$28$56$84
Hourly Rate
$17.75 - $43.12  
   
Overtime
$17.57 - $82.58  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,030  
   
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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$36,576 - $89,284  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 75

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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. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $48K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $60K on average — a distinctly larger sum. After working for 10 to 20 years, Electrical Inspectors make a median salary of $62K. Ultimately, more time spent in the workforce does seem to translate to bigger paychecks; seasoned veterans with more than 20 years of experience report a median income of $66K.

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Experience Affects Electrical Inspector Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 10%

Experienced
up arrow 3%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$60,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 21%

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
1%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
41%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 65%
vision benefits Vision: 57% employee benefits None: 16%