Electrical Inspector Salary

Electrical Inspectors in the United States are largely men, earning an average of $28.92 per hour. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Most Electrical Inspectors report high levels of job satisfaction. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$34,975 - $85,090
(Median)
$35K
$59K
$85K
MEDIAN: $58,988
10%
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 many Electrical Inspectors, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $50K, 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. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $72K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups.

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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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