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Inspector Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 18, 2020
$37,000
$23,000
$37,000
$60,000
Did you know that the average inspector makes $37,460 per year? That's valued at $18.01 per hour! The range surrounding that average can vary between $23,000 and $60,000, meaning inspectors have the opportunity to earn more once they move past entry-level roles. Most inspectors find a job with insurance and technology companies, while others work for technology, automotive, and manufacturing companies to make more money. Those aren't the only places you can earn a higher paycheck. Maryland, Michigan and Connecticut are the top states in the U.S. to pay inspectors the highest salaries.
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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 Location

Throughout the U.S., the average salary for an inspector is roughly $37,460 per year, which boils down to $18.01 per hour. Interestingly enough, inspectors have the highest salaries in Baltimore, MD at about $51,134 per year. For those who are just starting out, the average entry-level salary in Baltimore, MD is $29,000. Additionally, inspectors make more than the average salary in Detroit, MI, Danbury, CT, Washington, DC, Danvers, MA, and Nashua, NH. On a more broad level, inspector salaries are highest in Maryland, Michigan, Connecticut, Delaware, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and Oregon. On the contrary, Wyoming, North Dakota, and Tennessee offer the lowest inspector salaries.

City
Average Salary
Danbury, CT
Danbury, CT
$44,179
$44k
Danvers, MA
Danvers, MA
$43,476
$43k
Nashua, NH
Nashua, NH
$43,266
$43k
York, PA
York, PA
$39,405
$39k

High Paying Inspector Jobs

Average Inspector Salary By Company

To earn a high income as an inspector, working for Northrop Grumman or Lockheed Martin might be your best bet, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. In addition, companies like General Dynamics and United Technologies report highly competitive salaries for inspectors.

The largest raises come from changing jobs.

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Inspector Salary History

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    Average Inspector Pay By Industry

    Inspector salaries can vary on many factors, including what industry a job is in. In fact, jobs with technology, automotive, and manufacturing companies tend to be the highest paying. Furthermore, an inspector can make a yearly salary of $41,584 while working for technology companies. All the while, other inspectors are making $39,508 at automotive companies and $37,072 at manufacturing companies. One industry inspectors may want to avoid is the retail industry as it offers the lowest average salary at $35,676.

    Industry
    Average Salary
    Technology
    Technology
    $41,584
    $42k
    Automotive
    Automotive
    $39,508
    $40k
    Manufacturing
    Manufacturing
    $37,072
    $37k
    Professional
    Professional
    $36,586
    $37k
    Retail
    Retail
    $35,676
    $36k

    Inspector Salary By Experience Level

    The salary for an inspector 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.

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