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Home Inspector Salary (United States)

A Home Inspector earns an average salary of $42,667 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.
Home Inspector Salary (?
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$24,739 - $78,080
(Median)
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78K
MEDIAN: $42,667
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Home Inspector Salary (?
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$11.59 - $32.21
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MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$24,739 - $78,080  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,635  
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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$24,940 - $74,601  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 123
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$11.59 - $32.21  
   
Overtime
$16.88 - $33.57  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,635  
   
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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$24,940 - $74,601  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 58
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Job Description for Home Inspector

  • 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

Mid-Career
up arrow 31%
Experienced
up arrow 18%
National Average
$41,000
Late-Career
up arrow 1%
Entry-Level
up arrow 2%

Job Satisfaction

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Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5 based on 26 votes.

Gender

Female
22%
female alumni
 
Male
78%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 44% dental benefits Dental: 30%
vision benefits Vision: 20% employee benefits None: 52%