$46,670
Avg. Salary
$18.60
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation for this job:

Bonus

$2,048

Profit Sharing

$3,000

Commission

$7,500

The average pay for a Home Inspector is $18.60 per hour.

The average pay for a Home Inspector is $46,670 per year.

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$37
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MEDIAN $19
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MEDIAN $46,670
$28,169 - $75,695
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MEDIAN: $46,670
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$0$77K
Salary $28,169 - $75,695
Bonus $25.00 - $15,260
Profit Sharing $3,000
Commission $7,500
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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$25,949 - $77,396
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 14 Oct 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 362
Hourly Data $0$44
Hourly Rate $11.02 - $37.00
Overtime $15.97 - $44.47
Annual Data $0$77K
Bonus $25.00 - $15,260
Commission $7,500
Profit Sharing $3,000
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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$25,949 - $77,396
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 14 Oct 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 159

Job Description for Home Inspector

Home inspectors are responsible for evaluating properties, either currently or previously owned. They determine the quality and functionality of homes’ structures and systems. They most commonly work for potential home buyers who are looking to evaluate a prospective property and need to find out if there could be any undisclosed problems in the future. The main task for home inspectors is to check for defects. They inspect every aspect of the home: the plumbing and electrical systems, roofing, foundation, and heating and air conditioning systems. They check these areas for potential problems, such as water damage, electrical faults, structural issues, or building code non-compliance. Then they report these problems to the potential home owner quickly, before the buyer has made any offers or entered into any contracts.

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Home Inspector Tasks

  • Visit sites and conduct interior and exterior inspections.
  • Respond to questions and concerns.
  • Discuss and explain risks to the home, including environmental and mold risks.
  • Document findings and explain them to clients.

Home Inspector Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Home Inspector

Pay by Experience for a Home Inspector has a positive trend. An entry-level Home Inspector with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 171 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Home Inspector with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $48,000 based on 48 salaries. An experienced Home Inspector which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 43 salaries. A Home Inspector with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $55,000 based on 23 salaries.

Home Inspector Advice

Q: What is it like working as a Home Inspector?

Home Inspector in Newport:
"Do not be late to the job or with the project."
Take pictures of everything. Develop an inspection pattern and system. Be polite and punctual.

Home Inspector in Aurora:
"Great."
Pros: The people are nice and it is not to far from home.
Cons: I like all of it nothing to bad except when it snows slot the roads aren't to good.

Home Inspector in Las Vegas:
"Overworked - Underpaid."
Pros: Building trust and a relationship with the customer. Helping the customer keep there home and family safe.
Cons: Paid for 8hr day, usually working 9-11hrs/ 6days a week. Constant problems with management. Not getting the material/ equipment/ time required to complete a job. Constant policy changes effecting work ethic/ production. MANY complaints from former employees/ customers about the company. Working outside job description to perform tasks need by management. (Sales, collection, scheduling)

Home Inspector in Houston:
"My Job."
Pros: I get to work with a great, family based company. I receive paid vacation with holidays and weekends off. I get to work the hours of a full time job and generally am not home any later than 5:00 pm.
Cons: I dislike that what I do it something that makes people angry, and very little socialization with others. I spend a lot of time alone during the day and sometimes my days can become never ending. No overtime but a full schedule that has to get crammed together. I don't feel as if I make what I am worth and can hardly get assistance when needed.

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Key Stats for Home Inspector

Gender

Female
13 %
Male
88 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 44 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
11%

Experience Affects Home Inspector Salaries

Late-Career
▲23%

Experienced
▲14%

Mid-Career
▲8%

National Average
$45,000

▼8%

Skills That Affect Home Inspector Salaries

home inspector
▲23%

National Average
$45,000


Construction Site Inspection
▼27%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 44 votes.

Gender

Female
13 %
Male
88 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 43%
dental benefits
Dental: 29%
vision benefits
Vision: 24%
no benefits
None: 55%