Building Inspector Salary

Building Inspectors in the United States can expect to earn an average of $52K annually. While one-fifth report receiving no health benefits, a strong majority do receive medical coverage, and the larger part have dental, as well. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Building Inspectors. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$38,233 - $76,338
$38K
$52K
$76K
MEDIAN: $51,534
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50%
90%

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$15.29 - $39.48
$15
$25
$39
MEDIAN: $25.07
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$0$80K
Salary $38,233 - $76,338
Bonus $302.01 - $9,933
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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$35,559 - $80,370
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 152
Hourly Data $0$54
Hourly Rate $15.29 - $39.48
Overtime $22.50 - $54.05
Annual Data $0$80K
Bonus $302.01 - $9,933
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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$35,559 - $80,370
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 125

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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 to certify them as safe for human use.

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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.

Common Career Paths for Building Inspector


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Building Inspectors who go on to become Construction and Building Inspectors may see somewhat stagnant compensation. On average, a Construction and Building Inspector, an upper-level role, pays $50K.

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Pay by Experience Level for Building Inspector

Pay by Experience for a Building Inspector has a positive trend. An entry-level Building Inspector with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $44,000 based on 89 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Building Inspector with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 74 salaries. An experienced Building Inspector which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $59,000 based on 89 salaries. A Building Inspector with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $64,000 based on 48 salaries.

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Key Stats for Building Inspector

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 32 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
18%
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Experience Affects Building Inspector Salaries

▲21%

▲13%

National Average
$53,000

▼5%

▼16%

Skills That Affect Building Inspector Salaries


National Average
$53,000


Household or Property Inspection
▼25%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 32 votes.

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 65%
vision benefits
Vision: 58%
no benefits
None: 18%
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