Late-Career Construction Inspector in Houston, Texas Salary

A Late-Career Construction Inspector in Houston, Texas earns an average wage of $40.83 per hour.

$28.46 - $45.80
MEDIAN: $41.09

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Hourly Data $0$67
Hourly Rate $28.46 - $45.80
Overtime $61.76
Annual Data $0$130K
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$60,356 - $130,316
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 4 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 14

Job Description for Construction Inspector

Construction inspectors are responsible for overseeing safety, code requirements, and the overall construction process for their company. They routinely perform quality checks, suggest potential improvements, and grade site work and maintenance procedures. They review drainage, concrete, paving work, and safety rules; it is essential that construction inspectors are are able to read design plans and contract documents. Additionally, construction inspectors are in charge of construction sequencing, costs, and other scheduling decisions based on their findings. They also ensure uniformity in overall contract programs, as well as handle documentation and constructions records. Preparing routine progress reports, inspect the quality of workmanship and materials, and attending meetings are a regular part of this position. Construction inspectors also must accurately identify construction issues and recommend innovative solutions using company resources efficiently.


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.

About Houston, Texas

Harris County, Texas
1,149,686 (50.0%)
1,148,942 (50.0%)
Houston (/ˈhjuːstən/ HYOO-stən) is the most populous city in Texas and the fourth-most populous city in the United States, located in Southeast Texas near the Gulf of Mexico. With a census-estimated 2014 population of 2.239 million within a land area of 599.6 square miles (1,553 km2), it also is the largest city in the Southern United States, as well as the seat of Harris County. It is the principal city of Houston–The Woodlands–Sugar Land, which is the fifth-most populated metropolitan area in the United States. Houston was founded on August 28, 1836, near the banks of Buffalo Bayou (now known as Allen's Landing) and incorporated as a city on June 5, 1837. The city was named after former General Sam Houston, who was president of the Republic of Texas and had commanded and won at the Battle of San Jacinto 25 miles (40 km) east of where the city was established. The burgeoning port and railroad...

Construction Inspector Job Listings

Key Stats for Construction Inspector

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2 votes.
20 years or more

Skills That Affect Construction Inspector Salaries

Microsoft Word

Construction Site Inspection

National Average

Microsoft Office

Microsoft Excel

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2 votes.

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
vision benefits
Vision: 73%
no benefits
None: 13%