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Construction Inspector Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 18, 2020
$56,000
$42,000
$56,000
$73,000
Construction inspectors in the United States make an average salary of $56,094 per year or $26.97 per hour. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $42,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $73,000. If you like following the crowd, construction and professional companies tend to attract the most workers in this field. But if you're in it for the money, then you'll want to seek out government, technology, and professional companies, as employees in each industry have reported the highest salaries. As most things go, location can be critical. Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Hampshire, and Delaware provide the highest construction inspector salaries.
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Map of Construction Inspector Salaries

The darker areas on the map show where Construction Inspectors earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

Average Salary

Average Construction Inspector Salary By Location

While a construction inspector can average a salary of $56,094 per year, or $26.97 per hour, there are many opportunities for construction inspectors to make more. For example, in Hartford, CT you might make $67,363 per year. Other high-paying locations include Baltimore, MD, Washington, DC and Las Vegas, NV. If you're in an entry-level position, your best bet is to move to Hartford, CT where the average starting salary is $39,000. The highest paying states for construction inspectors include Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Connecticut. Meanwhile, Arkansas, Indiana, and Kansas offer the lowest salaries.

City
Average Salary
Hartford, CT
Hartford, CT
$67,363
$67k
Baltimore, MD
Baltimore, MD
$62,498
$62k
Washington, DC
Washington, DC
$61,693
$62k
Las Vegas, NV
Las Vegas, NV
$58,774
$59k
Columbus, OH
Columbus, OH
$57,597
$58k
Bloomfield, NJ
Bloomfield, NJ
$55,309
$55k
New York, NY
New York, NY
$55,101
$55k
Oakland, CA
Oakland, CA
$54,566
$55k
Philadelphia, PA
Philadelphia, PA
$53,802
$54k
Portland, ME
Portland, ME
$51,804
$52k

High Paying Construction Inspector Jobs

Average Construction Inspector Salary By Company

To earn a high income as a construction inspector, working for Sharp HealthCare or City of San Jose might be your best bet, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. In addition, companies like City of San Antonio and PARKING PLAZA @ KCI report highly competitive salaries for construction inspectors.

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Construction Inspector Salary History

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    Average Construction Inspector Pay By Industry

    The salary for a construction inspector can vary depending on what industry the job is in. The highest salaries for construction inspectors tend to be found in government, technology, and professional companies. In fact, construction inspectors can make a yearly salary of $60,285 while working for government companies.

    Industry
    Average Salary
    Government
    Government
    $60,285
    $60k
    Technology
    Technology
    $57,469
    $57k
    Professional
    Professional
    $54,192
    $54k
    Utilities
    Utilities
    $53,981
    $54k
    Construction
    Construction
    $53,032
    $53k

    Construction Inspector Salary By Experience Level

    The salary for a construction inspector can vary depending on the years of experience that a person has, from entry level to senior level. Data on how experience level affects total compensation is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

    Recently Added Construction Inspector Salaries

    CompanyJobLocationDate AddedSalary
    Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC)
    Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC)
    Construction Inspector I
    Construction Inspector I
    Construction Inspector I
    Hyattsville, MD
    Hyattsville, MD
    10/30/2020
    10/30/2020
    $48,940
    $48,940
    10/30/2020
    Cobb County Police Department
    Cobb County Police Department
    Construction Inspector I
    Construction Inspector I
    Construction Inspector I
    Marietta, GA
    Marietta, GA
    10/23/2020
    10/23/2020
    $41,761
    $41,761
    10/23/2020
    Transportation Construction Inspector
    Transportation Construction Inspector
    Harrisburg, PA
    Harrisburg, PA
    10/21/2020
    10/21/2020
    $39,902
    $39,902
    10/21/2020
    Construction Management Inspector
    Construction Management Inspector
    Las Vegas, NV
    Las Vegas, NV
    10/20/2020
    10/20/2020
    $55,013
    $55,013
    10/20/2020
    Construction Inspector-Transportation Generalist Senior/Transportation Generalist
    Construction Inspector-Transportation Generalist Senior/Transportation Generalist
    Winona, MN
    Winona, MN
    10/13/2020
    10/13/2020
    $46,917
    $46,917
    10/13/2020
    Construction Inspector
    Construction Inspector
    Indianapolis, IN
    Indianapolis, IN
    09/25/2020
    09/25/2020
    $41,740
    $41,740
    09/25/2020
    Construction Inspector
    Construction Inspector
    Louisville, KY
    Louisville, KY
    09/25/2020
    09/25/2020
    $41,740
    $41,740
    09/25/2020
    L&I Electrical Construction Inspector
    L&I Electrical Construction Inspector
    Tumwater, WA
    Tumwater, WA
    09/25/2020
    09/25/2020
    $69,264
    $69,264
    09/25/2020
    Transportation Construction Inspector
    Transportation Construction Inspector
    Uniontown, PA
    Uniontown, PA
    09/25/2020
    09/25/2020
    $39,120
    $39,120
    09/25/2020
    Cobb County Police Department
    Cobb County Police Department
    Construction Inspector I
    Construction Inspector I
    Construction Inspector I
    Marietta, GA
    Marietta, GA
    09/23/2020
    09/23/2020
    $41,761
    $41,761
    09/23/2020