Building Inspector Salary in the US

$51,034
per year
per hour
$24.54
per hour
per year

Building Inspector - Average Salary

The average salary for a Building Inspector is $51,034 per year ($24.54 per hour), which is $2,456 (-5%) lower than the average salary in the US.
A Building Inspector can expect an average starting salary of $36,282. The highest salaries can exceed $88,350.
$36,282
Low
$51,034
Average salary
$88,350
High
$17.44
Low
$24.54
Average salary
$42.48
High

Building Inspector Salary Range

Low
$36,282
Average salary
$51,034
Senior
$63,790
High
$88,350
Low
$17.44
Average salary
$24.54
Senior
$30.67
High
$42.48
Among Construction and Building Inspectors in the US, Concrete Inspectors, Plumbing Inspectors and Building Code Inspectors tend to have the lowest salaries, while positions like Commercial Building Inspector, Chief Building Inspector and Construction Safety Inspector enjoy the highest salaries.

Building Inspector - Salary Differences

JobSalaryDifference
Construction Safety Inspector$64K/year
+26% 
Chief Building Inspector$62K/year
+21% 
Commercial Building Inspector$59K/year
+15% 
Electrical Inspector$56K/year
+10% 
Building Code Inspector$51K/year
 -1%
Plumbing Inspector$49K/year
 -4%
Concrete Inspector$48K/year
 -6%

Building Inspector - Pay by Experience Level in the United States

An Entry Level Building Inspector with less than three years of experience can expect to earn an average starting salary of $39,000 per year. A mid career Building Inspector with 4-9 years of experience earns an average salary of $48,000, while a Senior Construction Inspector with 10-20 years of experience makes on average $63,000. Construction and Building Inspectors with more than 20 years of experience earn $70,000 per year on average.

How Work Experience Affects the Salary of a Building Inspector

Late Career▲ +37%
Senior▲ +23%
Average Salary$51,034/year
Mid Career▼ -6%
Entry Level▼ -24%

Gender Breakdown

Female
13%
Male
87%

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Building Inspector - Related Salaries

The salary information presented on this page is based on all Building Inspector jobs published on Jobted in the last 12 months and on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS.gov).
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Frequently asked questions about the salary of the Building Inspector

How much does a Building Inspector make in the US?
A Building Inspector in the US earns an average of $51,034 gross per year, which is about $24.54 gross per hour. Everything you need to know about the salary of the Building Inspector updated to 2022.
What is the starting salary for a Building Inspector in the US?
The starting salary of a Building Inspector in the US is around $36,282 gross per year. Concrete Inspectors, Plumbing Inspectors and Building Code Inspectors usually have a lower salary.
What is the highest salary for a Building Inspector in the US?
The highest salary of a Building Inspector in the US can reach and exceed $88,350 gross per year. Commercial Building Inspector, Chief Building Inspector and Construction Safety Inspector usually have the highest salaries.
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