Research Summary. Using a database of 30 million profiles, Zippia estimates demographics and statistics for Home 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 9,914 Home Inspectors currently employed in the United States.
- 14.3% of all Home Inspectors are women, while 85.7% are men.
- The average age of an employed Home Inspector is 51 years old.
- The most common ethnicity of Home Inspectors is White (73.5%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (12.0%) and Black or African American (7.8%).
- The majority of Home Inspectors are located in GA, Atlanta and TX, Houston.
- Home Inspectors are paid an average annual salary of $47,554.
- Home Inspectors average starting salary is $28,000.
- In 2021, women earned 89% of what men earned.
- The top 10% of highest-paid Home Inspectors earn as much as $80,000 or more.
- 9% of all Home Inspectors are LGBT.
- Home Inspectors are more likely to work at Private companies in comparison to Public companies.
Home Inspector Statistics By Gender
Among Home Inspectors, 14.3% of them are women compared to 85.7% which are men.
- Male, 85.7%
- Female, 14.3%
Home Inspectors By Gender
Gender Pay Gap For Home Inspector
Women Earn 89¢ For Every $1 Earned By Men
Home Inspector Gender Over Time
This data shows how men and women predominate in the Home Inspector position over time.
Home Inspector Gender By Year
Home Inspector Male to Female Ratio
Home Inspector Statistics By Race
The most common ethnicity among Home Inspectors is White, which makes up 73.5% of all Home Inspectors. Comparatively, there are 12.0% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 7.8% of the Black or African American ethnicity.
- White, 73.5%
- Hispanic or Latino, 12.0%
- Black or African American, 7.8%
- Asian, 4.1%
- Unknown, 1.8%
- American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.8%
Home Inspector Race
|Home Inspector Race||Percentages|
|Hispanic or Latino||12.0%|
|Black or African American||7.8%|
|American Indian and Alaska Native||0.8%|
Home 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 Home Inspectors.
- Hispanic or Latino
- Black or African American
Home Inspector Race By Year
|Year||White||Black or African American||Asian||Hispanic or Latino|
Home Inspector Wage Gap By Race
|Black or African American||$41,812|
|Hispanic or Latino||$44,189|
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Average Age of a Home Inspector
We determined the average age of Home Inspectors based on ethnicity and gender.
Home Inspector Age By Race
|Race||Male Age||Female Age|
|Black or African American||55|
|Hispanic or Latino||50|
Home Inspector Age Breakdown
This chart breaks down the ages of Home Inspector employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of Home Inspectors is 40+ years old, which represents 80% of the population.
Home Inspector Age
|Home Inspector Years||Percentages|
Types of Home Inspector Degree Levels
The most common degree for Home Inspectors is Bachelor's Degree 45% of Home Inspectors earn that degree. A close second is Associate Degree with 27% and rounding it off is High School Diploma with 13%.
- Bachelors, 45%
- Associate, 27%
- High School Diploma, 13%
- Masters, 5%
- Other Degrees, 10%
Home Inspectors By Education
|Home Inspector Degree||Percentages|
|High School Diploma||13%|
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Home Inspector Wage Gap By Education
|High School Diploma or Less||$49,108|
|Some College/ Associate Degree||$45,894|
Home Inspector Employment Statistics
This section highlights the information we gathered about the types of businesses and industries that employ Home Inspectors. We found that the most common company type is Private. In addition, the industry that employs the most Home Inspectors is the Finance industry.
We created this chart to show you the average size of companies that typically hire Home Inspectors.
< 50 employees
50 - 100 employees
100 - 500 employees
500 - 1,000 employees
1,000 - 10,000 employees
Home Inspector Jobs By Employer Size
|< 50 employees||12%|
|50 - 100 employees||11%|
|100 - 500 employees||17%|
|500 - 1,000 employees||20%|
|1,000 - 10,000 employees||25%|
|> 10,000 employees||15%|
The Types Of Companies Home Inspector Work In
Employees with the Home Inspector job title have their preferences when it comes to working for a company. For instance, most Home Inspectors prefer to work at Private companies over Public companies.
Home Inspector Jobs By Sector
Top Industries Hiring Home Inspectors
Just based on the number of employees within each industry, we were able to determine the most common industries that employ Home Inspectors. Those industries include Finance, Construction and Retail.
Home Inspector Turnover And Employment Statistics
Home 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 Home Inspectors changed.
- Unemployment rate
Home Inspector Unemployment Rate By Year
|Year||Home Inspector Unemployment Rate|
The Average Number of Years That Home Inspector Stay in a Job
By looking over 2,675 Home Inspectors resumes, we figured out that the average Home Inspector enjoys staying at their job for 1-2 years for a percentage of 26%.
Less than one year
Home Inspector Tenure
|Number or Years||Percentages|
|Less than 1 year||14%|
Comparing The LGBT Ratio of Home 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 Home Inspectors.
|Job Title||LGBT||Job Openings|
|Wire Fence Erector||2.38%||28300.00%|
|Transportation Maintenance Operator||4.47%||80,204|
|Elevator Repairer Helper||4.74%||13,538|
Foreign Languages Spoken By Home Inspectors
The most common foreign language among Home Inspectors is Spanish at 77.3%. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is Italian at 9.1% and Russian is the third-most popular at 4.5%.
- Spanish, 77.3%
- Italian, 9.1%
- Russian, 4.5%
- Polish, 4.5%
- French, 2.3%
- Other, 2.3%
Home Inspector Languages Spoken