The average salary for a Building Inspector in Australia is AU$74,389.
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Job Description for Building Inspector
A building inspector plays a key role in the proper construction of buildings and ongoing maintenance of safe occupancy of these structures; most building inspectors are hired by contracting or engineering companies to accomplish these goals. There are also private consulting inspection firms which contract their services to smaller operations in the construction or maintenance fields. State and local authorities also use building inspectors to sign-off on new structures or remodeled buildings t…Read more
Building Inspector Tasks
- Visit sites and conduct interior and exterior inspections.
- Approve final inspection certificates.
- Identify changes in plans or construction that affect codes and communicate the situation.
- Document and report on code violations and poor compliance, including suggestions for bringing sites up to code.
- Interpret and understand building codes, convey necessary information in documentation, and verbally.
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Popular Skills for Building Inspector
Commercial Building Inspection
Construction Site Inspection
Household or Property Inspection
Skills in Construction Site Inspection and Technical Writing are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Household or Property Inspection, Residential and Commercial Building Inspection.
Pay by Experience Level for Building Inspector
An entry-level Building Inspector with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of AU$57,325 based on 16 salaries. An early career Building Inspector with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$62,773 based on 26 salaries. A mid-career Building Inspector with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$77,279 based on 13 salaries. An experienced Building Inspector with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$93,027 based on 10 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of AU$77,406.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Building Inspector in their job title in Perth, Western Australia earn an average of 5.0% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Sydney, New South Wales (2.2% more) and Brisbane, Queensland (0.8% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Melbourne, Victoria (4.6% less).
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