Electrical Inspector Salary

Median pay for Electrical Inspectors in the United States is around $28.32 per hour. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Electrical Inspectors. Men account for the majority of Electrical Inspectors who responded to the questionnaire — 88 percent to be exact. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$34,998 - $99,520
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MEDIAN: $59,710
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$17.04 - $43.23
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MEDIAN: $28.32
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$34K$68K$102K
Salary
$34,998 - $99,520  
   
Bonus
$1,965  
Total Pay (?
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$36,149 - $98,569  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 61
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$22$44$66
Hourly Rate
$17.04 - $43.23  
   
Overtime
$1.57 - $65.64  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1,965  
   
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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$36,149 - $98,569  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 72

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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

  • 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.
  • Inspect all work upon completion and sign permits giving final approval for the county that the work is safe for life and property.
  • 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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Electrical Inspector

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $52K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $57K. Electrical Inspectors claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $62K. 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 $73K.

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Key Stats for Electrical Inspector

Gender

Female
13 %
Male
88 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 13 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
37%
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Experience Affects Electrical Inspector Salaries

Late-Career
▲21%

Experienced
▲4%

National Average
$60,000

Mid-Career
▼6%

Entry-Level
▼14%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 13 votes.

Gender

Female
13 %
Male
88 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
37%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
vision benefits
Vision: 58%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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