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Inspector General Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 18, 2020
$83,000
$50,000
$83,000
$136,000
Inspectors general in the United States make an average salary of $83,352 per year or $40.07 per hour. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $50,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $136,000. As most things go, location can be critical. Maryland, Delaware, Connecticut, New Jersey, and Rhode Island provide the highest inspector general salaries.
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Map of Inspector General Salaries

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Average Salary

Average Inspector General Salary By Location

While an inspector general can average a salary of $83,352 per year, or $40.07 per hour, there are many opportunities for inspectors general to make more. For example, in Baltimore, MD you might make $94,979 per year. Other high-paying locations include Washington, DC, Arlington, VA and Boston, MA. If you're in an entry-level position, your best bet is to move to Baltimore, MD where the average starting salary is $47,000. The highest paying states for inspectors general include Maryland, Delaware and Connecticut. Meanwhile, Utah, Nebraska, and Montana offer the lowest salaries.

City
Average Salary
Baltimore, MD
Baltimore, MD
$94,979
$95k
Washington, DC
Washington, DC
$79,604
$80k
Arlington, VA
Arlington, VA
$70,029
$70k
Boston, MA
Boston, MA
$68,560
$69k
Houston, TX
Houston, TX
$61,282
$61k
Garden Grove, CA
Garden Grove, CA
$57,278
$57k
Columbia, SC
Columbia, SC
$44,752
$45k
Boca Raton, FL
Boca Raton, FL
$44,009
$44k
Chicago, IL
Chicago, IL
$43,063
$43k
Davenport, IA
Davenport, IA
$35,946
$36k

High Paying Inspector General Jobs

Average Inspector General Salary By Company

To earn a high income as an inspector general, working for CBRE Group or CB Richard Ellis Memphis might be your best bet, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. In addition, companies like United Technologies and State of Florida report highly competitive salaries for inspectors general.

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Inspector General Salary History

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    Inspector General Salary By Experience Level

    The salary for an inspector general 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 Inspector General Salaries

    CompanyJobLocationDate AddedSalary
    Florida Department of Transportation
    Florida Department of Transportation
    FDC-Deputy Inspector General DC-SES-Central Office
    FDC-Deputy Inspector General DC-SES-Central Office
    FDC-Deputy Inspector General DC-SES-Central Office
    Tallahassee, FL
    Tallahassee, FL
    10/23/2020
    10/23/2020
    $105,000
    $105,000
    10/23/2020
    Packer Inspector General Labor
    Packer Inspector General Labor
    Hanover Park, IL
    Hanover Park, IL
    10/09/2020
    10/09/2020
    $27,131
    $27,131
    10/09/2020
    Deputy Assistant Inspector General, Investigations (Executive)
    Deputy Assistant Inspector General, Investigations (Executive)
    Arlington, VA
    Arlington, VA
    09/27/2020
    09/27/2020
    $131,240
    $131,240
    09/27/2020
    Florida Department of Transportation
    Florida Department of Transportation
    Inspector General-Hsmv
    Inspector General-Hsmv
    Inspector General-Hsmv
    Tallahassee, FL
    Tallahassee, FL
    08/27/2020
    08/27/2020
    $56,780
    $56,780
    08/27/2020
    Inspector General-Hsmv
    Inspector General-Hsmv
    Tallahassee, FL
    Tallahassee, FL
    08/27/2020
    08/27/2020
    $56,780
    $56,780
    08/27/2020
    Rework/Inspector/General Labor
    Rework/Inspector/General Labor
    Canaan, CT
    Canaan, CT
    07/29/2020
    07/29/2020
    $29,218
    $29,218
    07/29/2020
    Us Government Other Agencies and Independent Organizations
    Us Government Other Agencies and Independent Organizations
    Inspector General-MP
    Inspector General-MP
    Inspector General-MP
    Washington, DC
    Washington, DC
    07/06/2020
    07/06/2020
    $121,239
    $121,239
    07/06/2020
    Inspector General (AIR)
    Inspector General (AIR)
    Sacramento, CA
    Sacramento, CA
    06/28/2020
    06/28/2020
    $83,615
    $83,615
    06/28/2020
    Florida Department of Transportation
    Florida Department of Transportation
    Fdc-Inspector General-Dc-Sms-Central Office
    Fdc-Inspector General-Dc-Sms-Central Office
    Fdc-Inspector General-Dc-Sms-Central Office
    Tallahassee, FL
    Tallahassee, FL
    06/13/2020
    06/13/2020
    $120,000
    $120,000
    06/13/2020
    Inspector General of Nebraska Child Welfare
    Inspector General of Nebraska Child Welfare
    Lincoln, NE
    Lincoln, NE
    05/27/2020
    05/27/2020
    $68,070
    $68,070
    05/27/2020