Electrical Inspector Salary

Men make up the majority of Electrical Inspectors in the United States, bringing in about $28.92 per hour. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction for Electrical Inspectors is high. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$34,975 - $85,090
(Median)
$35K
$59K
$85K
MEDIAN: $58,988
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50%
90%

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$18.00 - $43.77
(Median)
$18
$29
$44
MEDIAN: $28.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$34,975 - $85,090  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,043  
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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$36,410 - $90,799  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 82
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$28$56$84
Hourly Rate
$18.00 - $43.77  
   
Overtime
$18.00 - $81.31  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,043  
   
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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$36,410 - $90,799  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 86
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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, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $50K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $59K. Electrical Inspectors claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median 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 $72K.

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Experience Affects Electrical Inspector Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 18%

Experienced
up arrow 2%

National Average
$61,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

Entry-Level
up arrow 17%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 19 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
27%
20 years or more
39%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
medical benefits
Vision: 60%
dental benefits
None: 13%
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