Construction Inspector Demographics and Statistics In The US
Research Summary. Using a database of 30 million profiles, Zippia estimates demographics and statistics for construction inspectors in the United States. Our estimates are verified against BLS, Census, and current job openings data for accuracy. After extensive research and analysis, Zippia's data science team found that:
- There are over 22,721 construction inspectors currently employed in the United States.
- 8.9% of all construction inspectors are women, while 91.1% are men.
- The average age of an employed construction inspector is 50 years old.
- The most common ethnicity of construction inspectors is White (68.8%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (12.9%), Black or African American (8.2%) and Unknown (5.7%).
- Construction inspectors are most in-demand in New York, NY.
- Oakland, CA pays an annual average wage of $81,265, the highest in the US.
- In 2021, women earned 96% of what men earned.
- Montana is the best state for construction inspectors to live.
- Construction inspectors are 62% more likely to work at private companies in comparison to government companies.
Construction Inspector Statistics By Gender
8.9% of construction inspectors are women and 91.1% of construction inspectors are men.
- Male, 91.1%
- Female, 8.9%
Construction Inspectors By Gender
Gender Pay Gap For Construction Inspector
Women Earn 96¢ For Every $1 Earned By Men
Construction Inspector Gender Over Time
This data shows how men and women predominate in the construction inspector position over time.
Construction Inspector Gender By Year
Construction Inspector Male to Female Ratio
Construction Inspector Statistics By Race
The most common ethnicity among construction inspectors is White, which makes up 68.8% of all construction inspectors. Comparatively, there are 12.9% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 8.2% of the Black or African American ethnicity.
- White, 68.8%
- Hispanic or Latino, 12.9%
- Black or African American, 8.2%
- Unknown, 5.7%
- Asian, 3.4%
- American Indian and Alaska Native, 1.0%
Construction Inspector Race
|Construction Inspector Race||Percentages|
|Hispanic or Latino||12.9%|
|Black or African American||8.2%|
|American Indian and Alaska Native||1.0%|
Construction Inspector Race And Ethnicity Over Time
Using the Census Bureau data, we found out how the percentage of each ethnic category trended between 2010-2019 among construction inspectors.
- Hispanic or Latino
- Black or African American
Construction Inspector Race By Year
|Year||White||Black or African American||Asian||Hispanic or Latino|
Construction Inspector Wage Gap By Race
|Black or African American||$52,382|
|Hispanic or Latino||$51,452|
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Construction Inspector JOBS
Average Age of a Construction Inspector
We determined the average age of construction inspectors based on ethnicity and gender.
Construction Inspector Age By Race
|Race||Male Age||Female Age|
|Black or African American||48|
|Hispanic or Latino||42|
Construction Inspector Age Breakdown
This chart breaks down the ages of construction inspector employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of construction inspectors is 40+ years old, which represents 79% of the population.
Construction Inspector Age
|Construction Inspector Years||Percentages|
Types of Construction Inspector Degree Levels
The most common degree for construction inspectors is bachelor's degree 57% of construction inspectors earn that degree. A close second is associate degree with 24% and rounding it off is high school diploma with 7%.
- Bachelors, 57%
- Associate, 24%
- High School Diploma, 7%
- Masters, 7%
- Other Degrees, 5%
Construction Inspectors By Education
|Construction Inspector Degree||Percentages|
|High School Diploma||7%|
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Construction Inspector Wage Gap By Education
|High School Diploma or Less||$51,986|
|Some College/ Associate Degree||$52,991|
Construction Inspector Employment Statistics
This section highlights information about where construction inspectors work. We found most construction inspectors work for a private company. In addition, the industry that employs the most construction inspectors is the professional industry.
We created this chart to show you the average size of companies that typically hire construction inspectors.
< 50 employees
50 - 100 employees
100 - 500 employees
500 - 1,000 employees
1,000 - 10,000 employees
Construction Inspector Jobs By Employer Size
|< 50 employees||5%|
|50 - 100 employees||21%|
|100 - 500 employees||32%|
|500 - 1,000 employees||8%|
|1,000 - 10,000 employees||24%|
|> 10,000 employees||10%|
The Types Of Companies Construction Inspector Work In
Employees with the construction inspector job title have their preferences when it comes to working for a company. For instance, most construction inspectors prefer to work at private companies over government companies.
Construction Inspector Jobs By Sector
Top Industries Hiring Construction Inspectors
Just based on the number of employees within each industry, we were able to determine the most common industries that employ construction inspectors. Those industries include professional, government and construction.
Construction Inspector Industry Statistics
Construction Inspector Turnover And Employment Statistics
Construction Inspector Unemployment Rate Over Time
The Bureau of Labor Statistics came in clutch when it came down to figuring out how the unemployment rate has changed over time. Between 2008 and 2018, this is how the number of construction inspectors changed.
- Unemployment rate
Construction Inspector Unemployment Rate By Year
|Year||Construction Inspector Unemployment Rate|
The Average Number of Years That Construction Inspector Stay in a Job
By looking over 4,874 construction inspectors resumes, we figured out that the average construction inspector enjoys staying at their job for 1-2 years for a percentage of 31%.
Less than one year
Construction Inspector Tenure
|Number or Years||Percentages|
|Less than 1 year||27%|
Comparing The LGBT Ratio of Construction Inspectors with Other Job Titles
After finding the gender ratio, we wondered if the percentages of LGBT persons were different as well. Using the data below, you can see how other job titles compare to construction inspectors.
|Job Title||LGBT||Job Openings|
|Accessibility Lift Technician||3.71%||48,491|
Construction Inspector LGBT Demographics
|Profession||Percentages of LGBT||Job Openings|
|Accessibility Lift Technician||3.71%||48,491|
Foreign Languages Spoken By Construction Inspectors
The most common foreign language among construction inspectors is Spanish at 54.6%. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is French at 7.2% and Arabic is the third-most popular at 6.2%.
- Spanish, 54.6%
- French, 7.2%
- Arabic, 6.2%
- Chinese, 5.2%
- Portuguese, 3.1%
- Other, 23.7%
Construction Inspector Languages Spoken
Construction Inspector Jobs
Recently Added Construction Inspector Jobs
Construction Inspector Heatmaps
The amount you can make as a construction inspector can depend on where you live. For example, the highest salary of construction inspectors is $68,794. Use our chart to find out where that salary is located.
Where Do Construction Inspectors Earn The Most?
Construction inspectors earn the most in California, where the average construction inspector salary is $77,718. The map here shows where construction inspectors earn the highest salaries in the U.S. The darker areas across the 50 states highlight the highest salaries.
Which State Has The Most Construction Inspectors?
By looking through more than 4,874 resumes, we found that the most popular places for construction inspectors are New York, NY and Pittsburgh, PA.
Number Of Construction Inspector Jobs By State
|Rank||State||Number of Jobs||Average Salary|
|44||District of Columbia||85||$46,799|
Where Are Construction Inspectors In High Demand?
Construction inspectors are in high demand in New York, NY. There are currently 34 job openings for construction inspectors here. We looked over job openings to determine where in the country construction inspectors are in the most demand.