A Home Inspector earns an average salary of $41,463 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.
Home Inspector Total Pay (?
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$25,028 - $85,417
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34K
41K
57K
85K
MEDIAN: $41,462
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Home Inspector Total Pay (?
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$11.84 - $34.92
(Median)
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17
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35
MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$25,028 - $85,417  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $17,232  
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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$25,383 - $81,876  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 137
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$11.84 - $34.92  
   
Overtime
$18.00 - $35.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $17,232  
   
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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$25,383 - $81,876  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 137
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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.
Pay by Experience Level for Home Inspector
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Experience Affects Home Inspector Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 38%
Experienced
up arrow 24%
Late-Career
up arrow 21%
National Average
$41,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 5%
Job Satisfaction
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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 21 votes.
Gender
Female
14%
female alumni
 
Male
86%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
10%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 41% dental benefits Dental: 26%
vision benefits Vision: 14% employee benefits None: 56%
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