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

GenderPercentages
Male91.1%
Female8.9%

Gender Pay Gap For Construction Inspector

Women Earn 96¢ For Every $1 Earned By Men

male-income
Male Income
$52,665
female-income
Female Income
$50,431

Construction Inspector Gender Over Time

This data shows how men and women predominate in the construction inspector position over time.

Male
Female
100%
80%
60%
40%
20%
0%
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
2019
2020
2021

Construction Inspector Gender By Year

YearMaleFemale
201090.92%9.08%
201190.45%9.55%
201291.56%8.44%
201392.62%7.38%
201491.22%8.78%
201591.34%8.66%
201692.38%7.62%
201789.95%10.05%
201892.39%7.61%
201993.15%6.85%
202092.19%7.81%
202191.15%8.85%

Construction Inspector Male to Female Ratio

Job TitleMaleFemale
Construction Inspector91%9%
Male
Female
100%
75%
50%
25%
0%
0%
25%
50%
75%
100%

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 RacePercentages
White68.8%
Hispanic or Latino12.9%
Black or African American8.2%
Unknown5.7%
Asian3.4%
American Indian and Alaska Native1.0%

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.

  • White
  • Asian
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • Black or African American

Construction Inspector Race By Year

YearWhiteBlack or African AmericanAsianHispanic or Latino
201077.00%7.30%3.02%10.00%
201174.01%9.30%3.12%10.45%
201274.88%8.51%3.00%11.57%
201374.99%8.64%3.07%11.41%
201472.90%10.08%3.87%10.40%
201573.74%8.78%3.69%10.92%
201674.10%8.56%3.25%11.92%
201771.21%8.27%4.83%13.30%
201874.18%7.74%2.85%12.26%
201973.16%7.95%4.16%12.22%
202069.10%7.37%4.13%14.35%
202168.81%8.23%3.39%12.94%

Construction Inspector Wage Gap By Race

Asian construction inspectors have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. Hispanic or latino construction inspectors have the lowest average salary at $51,452.
$56,000
$55,000
$54,000
$53,000
$52,000
$51,000
Unknown
White
Black or African American
Asian
Hispanic or Latino
EthnicitySalary
Unknown$52,327
White$52,521
Black or African American$52,382
Asian$54,695
Hispanic or Latino$51,452

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Average Age of a Construction Inspector

We determined the average age of construction inspectors based on ethnicity and gender.

Male
Female

Construction Inspector Age By Race

RaceMale AgeFemale Age
Unknown52
White5453
Black or African American48
Asian56
Hispanic or Latino42

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.

40+ years

30-40 years

20-30 years


Construction Inspector Age

Construction Inspector YearsPercentages
40+ years79%
30-40 years16%
20-30 years6%

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 DegreePercentages
Bachelors57%
Associate24%
High School Diploma7%
Masters7%
Other Degrees5%

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Construction Inspector Wage Gap By Education

Construction inspectors with a Bachelors degree earn more than those without, at $54,561 annually. With a Associate degree, construction inspectors earn a median annual income of $52,991 compared to $51,986 for construction inspectors with an High School Diploma degree.
$55,000
$54,000
$53,000
$52,000
$51,000
High School Diploma or Less
Bachelor's Degree
Some College/ Associate Degree
EducationSalary
High School Diploma or Less$51,986
Bachelor's Degree$54,561
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.

Company Size

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

> 10,000

Construction Inspector Jobs By Employer Size

Company SizePercentages
< 50 employees5%
50 - 100 employees21%
100 - 500 employees32%
500 - 1,000 employees8%
1,000 - 10,000 employees24%
> 10,000 employees10%

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.

Education

Public

Private

Government

Construction Inspector Jobs By Sector

Company TypePercentages
Education3%
Public9%
Private62%
Government26%

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.

Professional

Government

Construction

Technology

Manufacturing

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

YearConstruction Inspector Unemployment Rate
20107.37%
20117.87%
20127.14%
20135.86%
20144.19%
20153.57%
20162.48%
20173.07%
20183.86%
20192.89%
20203.63%
20215.14%

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

1-2 years

3-4 years

5-7 years

8-10 years

11+ years

Construction Inspector Tenure

Number or YearsPercentages
Less than 1 year27%
1-2 years31%
3-4 years13%
5-7 years14%
8-10 years5%
11+ years9%

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 TitleLGBTJob Openings
Fence Installer2.28%15,095
Accessibility Lift Technician3.71%48,491
Road Worker4.29%44,118
Construction Inspector5.17%-
Weatherization Administrator5.18%50,280

Construction Inspector LGBT Demographics

ProfessionPercentages of LGBT Job Openings
Fence Installer2.28%15,095
Accessibility Lift Technician3.71%48,491
Road Worker4.29%44,118
Weatherization Administrator5.18%50,280

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

Foreign LanguagePercentages
Spanish54.6%
French7.2%
Arabic6.2%
Chinese5.2%
Portuguese3.1%
Other23.7%

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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.

Average Salary

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 Inspectors

Number Of Construction Inspector Jobs By State

RankStateNumber of JobsAverage Salary
1California1,623$77,718
2Texas1,143$47,338
3Florida1,025$46,693
4Georgia656$39,862
5Pennsylvania639$45,164
6North Carolina628$53,399
7New York610$60,340
8Virginia576$46,742
9Ohio563$53,666
10Illinois493$64,215
11Indiana425$47,456
12Colorado424$57,674
13Massachusetts403$58,762
14Michigan402$55,935
15Tennessee382$48,733
16Arizona360$43,898
17Washington355$72,638
18Maryland348$50,571
19Minnesota311$56,643
20New Jersey296$70,987
21South Carolina293$45,513
22Wisconsin276$43,686
23Missouri252$57,847
24Alabama246$48,675
25Iowa228$58,402
26Oregon226$56,791
27Kentucky198$36,821
28Utah181$60,919
29Louisiana172$43,146
30Connecticut161$64,700
31Nevada154$64,091
32Mississippi147$48,674
33Kansas140$58,184
34New Hampshire138$58,464
35Nebraska137$48,460
36Oklahoma125$42,755
37Idaho123$50,590
38Maine120$63,881
39Montana114$74,050
40Arkansas114$52,900
41New Mexico107$55,492
42North Dakota88$59,369
43West Virginia88$62,611
44District of Columbia85$46,799
45South Dakota82$71,549
46Delaware66$62,977
47Vermont65$60,863
48Hawaii52$58,366
49Wyoming50$58,171
50Rhode Island50$63,715
51Alaska50$56,918

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.

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Construction Inspector Demographics FAQs

How Many Construction Inspector Are There In The Us?

There are over 22,721 Construction Inspectors in the United States.

What Percentage Of Construction Inspectors Are Black?

8.2% of Construction Inspectors are Black or African American

What Race Are Most Construction Inspectors?

Most a are White, with 68.8% of Construction Inspectors belonging to this ethnicity. 12.9% of Construction Inspectors are Hispanic or Latino, 8.2% of Construction Inspectors are Black or African American, 5.7% of Construction Inspectors are Unknown, 3.4% of Construction Inspectors are Asian, and 1.0% of Construction Inspectors are American Indian and Alaska Native

Are Construction Inspector Jobs Male - Dominated?

Yes, Construction Inspector jobs are male - dominated. 91% of Construction Inspectors are male, and 8% are female, so there are more male Construction Inspectors than female Construction Inspectors in the United States.

How Old Is The Average Construction Inspector?

The average Construction Inspector is 50 years old. 79% of Construction Inspectors are 40+ years old or older, 16% are between the ages of 30-40 years, and 6% are between 20-30 years old

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