Electrical Inspector Salary

Men make up the majority of Electrical Inspectors in the United States, bringing in about $28.51 per hour. Residence and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. For the most part, Electrical Inspectors enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the larger part collect dental insurance. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$39,217 - $97,888
$39K
$60K
$98K
MEDIAN: $60,352
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$17.67 - $43.58
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$34K$68K$102K
Salary
$39,217 - $97,888  
   
Bonus
$2,000  
Total Pay (?
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$38,096 - $99,206  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 62
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$22$44$66
Hourly Rate
$17.67 - $43.58  
   
Overtime
$1.71 - $65.02  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$2,000  
   
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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$38,096 - $99,206  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 68

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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

Pay by Experience for an Electrical Inspector has a positive trend. An entry-level Electrical Inspector with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $52,000 based on 32 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Electrical Inspector with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $56,000 based on 35 salaries. An experienced Electrical Inspector which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $62,000 based on 54 salaries. An Electrical Inspector with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $74,000 based on 48 salaries.

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Key Stats for Electrical Inspector

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
36%
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Experience Affects Electrical Inspector Salaries

Late-Career
▲22%

Experienced
▲3%

National Average
$60,000

Mid-Career
▼7%

Entry-Level
▼15%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
36%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 66%
vision benefits
Vision: 54%
no benefits
None: 14%
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