Average Construction and Building Inspector Salary

$56,678
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$1,032
Bonus
$1,000
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for a Construction and Building Inspector is $56,678.
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$36k
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MEDIAN $56,678
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Salary
$36k - $92k
Bonus
$99 - $10k
Profit Sharing
$0 - $1k
Total Pay
$35k - $86k

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Job Description for Construction and Building Inspector

Construction and 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 Construction and Building Inspector

Skills in Construction Site Inspection, Commercial Building Inspection, Safety Compliance and Microsoft Office are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Project Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Construction and Building Inspector

An entry-level Construction and Building Inspector with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $42,729 based on 44 salaries. An early career Construction and Building Inspector with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $49,206 based on 100 salaries. A mid-career Construction and Building Inspector with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $54,375 based on 54 salaries. An experienced Construction and Building Inspector with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $56,164 based on 75 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $68,764.
Employees with Construction and Building Inspector in their job title in Houston, Texas earn an average of 53.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (39.4% more) and Virginia Beach, Virginia (32.3% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Columbia, South Carolina (33.0% less) and Miami, Florida (11.8% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 340 survey responses.
Entry Level
12.9%
Early Career
29.4%
Mid Career
15.9%
Experienced
22.1%
Late Career
19.7%