Electrical Inspector Salary

Men make up the majority of Electrical Inspectors in the United States, bringing in about $28.78 per hour. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Electrical Inspectors. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and the larger part earn dental coverage. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$35,550 - $88,670
(Median)
$36K
$60K
$89K
MEDIAN: $59,713
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90%

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$18.11 - $44.38
(Median)
$18
$29
$44
MEDIAN: $28.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$35,550 - $88,670  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,250  
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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$36,993 - $93,810  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 68
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$28$56$84
Hourly Rate
$18.11 - $44.38  
   
Overtime
$17.57 - $82.58  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,250  
   
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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$36,993 - $93,810  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 78
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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.


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Electrical Inspectors — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $51K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $60K. For Electrical Inspectors, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $63K. As Electrical Inspectors reach more than two decades on the job, compensation remains commensurate with experience; the average pay in this group is $73K.

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Experience Affects Electrical Inspector Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 19%

Experienced
up arrow 4%

National Average
$61,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

Entry-Level
up arrow 17%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 17 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
25%
20 years or more
40%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 68%
vision benefits Vision: 60% employee benefits None: 16%
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