Inspector Salary

Average Yearly Salary
$37,000
$23,000
Min 10%
$37,000
Median 50%
$60,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Northrop Grumman
Highest Paying City
Baltimore, MD
Highest Paying State
Maryland
Average Experience Level
2.6 years
How much does an inspector make?
The national average salary for an Inspector in the U.S. is $37,460 annually or $18.01 hourly. The top 10 percent of earners make over $60,000 annually, whereas the bottom 10 percent of earners make under $23,000 per year. The most abundant employment opportunities for Inspectors are in Insurance companies and Technology companies. Maryland, Michigan, Connecticut, Delaware, and Rhode Island 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 Location

The national average salary for an Inspector in the USA is $37,460 annually or $18.01 hourly. The top city when it comes to Inspector salaries is Baltimore, MD at $51,134 per year. Even as an entry-level Inspector, you will make $29,000 per year in Baltimore, MD. Maryland, Michigan, Connecticut, Delaware, and Rhode Island are the highest paying states. The lowest earning states are Wyoming, North Dakota, Tennessee, Oklahoma, and Colorado.

Map of Inspector Salaries

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

Average Salary:

Average Inspector Salary By Company

Inspectors can expect good job security. Some industries pay higher than others. Insurance companies and Technology companies are the best when it comes to the number of employment opportunities. Companies like Northrop Grumman or Lockheed Martin will get you the highest pay packages. Companies like General Dynamics and United Technologies also report very competitive wages for Inspectors.

Average Inspector Pay By Industry

Inspector salaries can vary depending on the industry. Our analysis shows that Automotive companies, Technology companies, and Manufacturing companies pay higher-than-average wages for Inspectors. Automotive companies pay Inspectors an average salary of $41,150, Technology companies pay $38,946, and Manufacturing companys come in at $36,828. At $35,643, the average salary for Inspectors in the Retail industry is lower than other industries.
Industry
Average Salary
Automotive
Automotive
$41,150
$41k
Technology
Technology
$38,946
$39k
Manufacturing
Manufacturing
$36,828
$37k
Professional
Professional
$36,109
$36k
Retail
Retail
$35,643
$36k

Inspector Salary History

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

National Average
Ashburn, VA

Inspector Salary By Experience Level

The salary for an Inspector can range from $27,707 to $60,217 depending on the amount of work experience that the person has. Data on how experience level affects salary 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.

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Job
Location
Date Added
Salary
Hirelevel
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