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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

GenderPercentages
Male85.7%
Female14.3%

Gender Pay Gap For Home Inspector

Women Earn 89¢ For Every $1 Earned By Men

male-income
Male Income
$49,108
female-income
Female Income
$43,838

Home Inspector Gender Over Time

This data shows how men and women predominate in the Home Inspector position over time.

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

Home Inspector Gender By Year

YearMaleFemale
201079.17%20.83%
201178.24%21.76%
201280.46%19.54%
201382.64%17.36%
201479.77%20.23%
201580.01%19.99%
201682.14%17.86%
201777.26%22.74%
201882.16%17.84%
201983.77%16.23%

Home Inspector Male to Female Ratio

Job TitleMaleFemale
Home Inspector86%14%
Male
Female
100%
75%
50%
25%
0%
0%
25%
50%
75%
100%

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 RacePercentages
White73.5%
Hispanic or Latino12.0%
Black or African American7.8%
Asian4.1%
Unknown1.8%
American Indian and Alaska Native0.8%

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.

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

Home Inspector Race By Year

YearWhiteBlack or African AmericanAsianHispanic or Latino
201077.39%7.13%2.98%9.83%
201174.40%9.13%3.09%10.27%
201275.26%8.35%2.96%11.39%
201375.38%8.47%3.04%11.23%
201473.29%9.91%3.83%10.23%
201574.13%8.61%3.66%10.75%
201674.49%8.39%3.22%11.74%
201771.60%8.10%4.80%13.13%
201874.57%7.57%2.81%12.08%
201973.54%7.78%4.13%12.05%

Home Inspector Wage Gap By Race

Asian Home Inspectors have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. Black or African American Home Inspectors have the lowest average salary at $41,812.
$54,000
$51,000
$48,000
$45,000
$42,000
$39,000
Unknown
White
Black or African American
Asian
Hispanic or Latino
EthnicitySalary
Unknown$49,596
White$44,353
Black or African American$41,812
Asian$52,417
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.

Male
Female

Home Inspector Age By Race

RaceMale AgeFemale Age
Unknown45
White5454.5
Black or African American55
Asian44
Hispanic or Latino50

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.

20-30 years

30-40 years

40+ years


Home Inspector Age

Home Inspector YearsPercentages
20-30 years3%
30-40 years16%
40+ years80%

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 DegreePercentages
Bachelors45%
Associate27%
High School Diploma13%
Masters5%
Other Degrees10%

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Home Inspector Wage Gap By Education

Home Inspectors with a Bachelors degree earn more than those without, at $54,094 annually. With a High School Diploma degree, Home Inspectors earn a median annual income of $49,108 compared to $45,894 for Home Inspectors with an Associate degree.
$56,000
$54,000
$52,000
$50,000
$48,000
$46,000
$44,000
High School Diploma or Less
Bachelor's Degree
Some College/ Associate Degree
EducationSalary
High School Diploma or Less$49,108
Bachelor's Degree$54,094
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.

Company Size

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

> 10,000

Home Inspector Jobs By Employer Size

Company SizePercentages
< 50 employees12%
50 - 100 employees11%
100 - 500 employees17%
500 - 1,000 employees20%
1,000 - 10,000 employees25%
> 10,000 employees15%

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.

Education

Public

Private

Government

Home Inspector Jobs By Sector

Company TypePercentages
Education3%
Public18%
Private74%
Government5%

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.

Finance

Construction

Retail

Technology

Non Profits

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

YearHome Inspector Unemployment Rate
20107.37%
20117.87%
20127.14%
20135.86%
20144.19%
20153.57%
20162.48%
20173.07%
20183.86%
20192.89%

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

1-2 years

3-4 years

5-7 years

8-10 years

11+ years


Home Inspector Tenure

Number or YearsPercentages
Less than 1 year14%
1-2 years26%
3-4 years16%
5-7 years21%
8-10 years8%
11+ years14%

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 TitleLGBTJob Openings
Construction Contractor2.04%41,295
Drywall Finisher2.14%13,144
Wire Fence Erector2.38%28300.00%
Transportation Maintenance Operator4.47%80,204
Elevator Repairer Helper4.74%13,538
Cribber7.05%
Home Inspector8.69%

Home Inspector LGBT Demographics

ProfessionPercentages of LGBT Job Openings
Construction Contractor2.04%41,295
Drywall Finisher2.14%13,144
Wire Fence Erector2.38%283
Transportation Maintenance Operator4.47%80,204
Elevator Repairer Helper4.74%13,538
Cribber7.05%

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

Foreign LanguagePercentages
Spanish77.3%
Italian9.1%
Russian4.5%
Polish4.5%
French2.3%
Other2.3%

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Home Inspector Heatmaps

The amount you can make as a Home Inspector can depend on where you live. For example, the highest salary of Home Inspectors is $61,444. Use our chart to find out where that salary is located.

Where Are Home Inspectors Located?

By looking through more than 2,675 resumes, we found that the most popular places for Home Inspectors are GA, Atlanta and TX, Houston.

Number of Home Inspectors