A Home Inspector earns an average salary of $45,112 per year. A skill in home inspector is associated with high pay for this job. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

$25,661 - $65,584
(Median)
$26K
$45K
$66K
MEDIAN: $45,112
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$10.30 - $30.30
(Median)
$10
$19
$30
MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$25,661 - $65,584  
   
Bonus
$21.00 - $12,500  
Profit Sharing
$3,000  
Commission
$7,500  
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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$25,147 - $67,344  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 196
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$10.30 - $30.30  
   
Overtime
$15.08 - $41.77  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$21.00 - $12,500  
   
Commission
$7,500  
Profit Sharing
$3,000  
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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$25,147 - $67,344  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 81
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Job Description for Home Inspector

Home inspectors are responsible for evaluating properties, either currently or previously owned. They determine the quality and functionality of homes’ structures and systems. They most commonly work for potential home buyers who are looking to evaluate a prospective property and need to find out if there could be any undisclosed problems in the future. The main task for home inspectors is to check for defects. They inspect every aspect of the home: the plumbing and electrical systems, roofing, foundation, and heating and air conditioning systems. They check these areas for potential problems, such as water damage, electrical faults, structural issues, or building code non-compliance. Then they report these problems to the potential home owner quickly, before the buyer has made any offers or entered into any contracts.

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Home Inspector Tasks

  • Discuss and explain risks to the home, including environmental and mold risks.
  • Document findings and explain them to clients.
  • Visit sites and conduct interior and exterior inspections.
  • Respond to questions and concerns.

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Pay by Experience Level for Home Inspector

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

Home Inspector Reviews

What is it like working as a Home Inspector?

Home Inspector in Houston:
"My Job."
Pros: I get to work with a great, family based company. I receive paid vacation with holidays and weekends off. I get to work the hours of a full time job and generally am not home any later than 5:00 pm.
Cons: I dislike that what I do it something that makes people angry, and very little socialization with others. I spend a lot of time alone during the day and sometimes my days can become never ending. No overtime but a full schedule that has to get crammed together. I don't feel as if I make what I am worth and can hardly get assistance when needed.

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Experience Affects Home Inspector Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 21%

Experienced
up arrow 16%

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

National Average
$43,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 5%

Skills That Affect Home Inspector Salaries

home inspector
up arrow 27%

National Average
$43,000

Household or Property Inspection
up arrow 4%

Construction Site Inspection
up arrow 25%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 17 votes.

Gender

Female
15 %
Male
85 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 43%
dental benefits
Dental: 27%
medical benefits
Vision: 22%
dental benefits
None: 54%
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