Average Construction Inspector Hourly Pay

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The average hourly pay for a Construction Inspector is $24.54.
MEDIAN $24.54
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Hourly Rate
$16 - $40
$394 - $5,223
Profit Sharing
$912 - $9,370
Total Pay
$36,558 - $90,910

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Job Description for Construction Inspector

Construction Inspector Tasks
  • Physically inspect construction projects and sites to ensure safe working conditions, correct materials, and eventual structural integrity.
  • Work with teams to schedule utility outages, road blockages, and other site-specific safety measures.
  • Examine, draw, and write reports and diagrams to demonstrate progress and plans, including those necessary for permits.
  • Perform civil and structural tests on soil compaction, materials, paint thickness, etc.
  • Examine plans and blueprints to identify errors in design and construction, then communicate those findings.
The top respondents for the job title Construction Inspector are from the companies HNTB Corporation, KCI Technologies, Inc and HDR, Inc.. Reported salaries are highest at WSP Global Inc. where the average pay is $31.84. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Greenman - Pedersen, Inc. and HDR, Inc., earning around $29.00 and $28.70, respectively. Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) pays the lowest at around $18.18. KCI Technologies, Inc and Volkert also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $20.00 and $20.83, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Construction Inspector

Skills in Construction Site Inspection, Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average.

Pay by Experience Level for Construction Inspector

An entry-level Construction Inspector with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $19.03 based on 277 salaries. An early career Construction Inspector with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $20.57 based on 667 salaries. A mid-career Construction Inspector with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $24.12 based on 436 salaries. An experienced Construction Inspector with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $27.47 based on 587 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $31.
Employees with Construction Inspector in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 36.7% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Houston, Texas (24.5% more) and Baltimore, Maryland (5.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (15.6% less), Dallas, Texas (3.1% less) and Orlando, Florida (2.0% less).

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