INSPECTOR SALARY

Average Yearly Salary
$46,000
$30,000
Min 10%
$46,000
Median 50%
$69,000
Max 90%
Highest Paying City
Everett, WA
Highest Paying State
Alaska
Average Experience Level
2.6 years
How much does an inspector make?
The national average salary for an Inspector in the U.S. is $46,291 annually or $22.26 hourly. The top 10 percent of earners make over $69,000 annually, whereas the bottom 10 percent of earners make under $30,000 per year. The most abundant employment opportunities for Inspectors are in Professional companies and Insurance companies. Alaska, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and Montana are some of the states with the best Inspector salaries in the US. The typical tenure for an Inspector is 2.6 years.

Average Inspector Salary By Company

Inspector jobs offer good job security, but the wages reported in some industries are higher than others. Most Inspector jobs are in Professional companies and Professional companies. Hiller Plumbing, Heating, Cooling & Electrical and Graphic Packaging International are the best paying companies for Inspectors. If you can find a job at a company like AMETEK or Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, they also offer very competitive salaries to their Inspectors.

Average Inspector Salary By Location

Across America, Inspectors make on average $46,291 annually or $22.26 hourly. The city with the highest Inspector salary is Everett, WA at $63,006 per year. Not only that, Everett, WA also has an average entry-level salary of $37,000. Alaska, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and Montana are the top 5 highest earning states for Inspectors. On the other hand, Tennessee, Kentucky, Georgia, Virginia, and South Carolina report the lowest wages for Inspectors.
RankCityAverage Salary
1
Everett, WA
$63,006
2
Portland, OR
$62,797
3
Sacramento, CA
$59,146
4
Las Vegas, NV
$52,411
5
Minneapolis, MN
$50,295

Average Inspector Salary By Industry

Wages for Inspectors can differ based on the industry they work in. Our data shows that Retail companies, Manufacturing companies, and Construction companies tend to have the highest salaries for Inspectors. Retail companies pay their Inspectors the highest wages, averaging $47,456 per year. Manufacturing companies and Construction companies pay well too, at $46,791 and $46,688, respectively. At $44,739, the average salary for Inspectors in the Automotive industry is lower than other industries.
RankIndustryAverage Salary
1
Retail
$47,456
2
Manufacturing
$46,791
3
Construction
$46,688
4
Hospitality
$46,252
5
Professional
$45,562

RECENTLY ADDED Inspector SALARIES

Company
Job
Location
Date Added
Salary
Commander, Navy Installations
Inspector
10/29/2019
$74,596
Colorado Springs, CO
10/29/2019
$45,000
Colorado Springs, CO
10/28/2019
$45,000
10/28/2019
$33,392
Selectek
Inspector
10/28/2019
$45,914
10/26/2019
$52,175
Randstad
Inspector
Portland, OR
10/25/2019
$37,440
Spherion
Inspector
10/25/2019
$20,870
Randstad
Inspector
Dallas, TX
10/25/2019
$37,440
Randstad
Inspector
10/25/2019
$20,870
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