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How Much Does a Utility Inspector Earn In The United States?

Utility Inspector Salaries
Updated April 6, 2021
Average Yearly Salary
$43,000
$28,000
$43,000
$65,000
Utility inspectors in the United States make an average salary of $43,121 per year or $20.73 per hour. In terms of salary range, an entry level utility inspector salary is roughly $28,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $65,000. If you like following the crowd, energy and utilities companies tend to attract the most workers in this field. But if you're in it for the money, then you'll want to seek out energy, technology, and construction companies, as employees in each industry have reported the highest salaries. As most things go, location can be critical. Alaska, Washington, California, Nevada, and Illinois provide the highest utility inspector salaries.
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Where Utility Inspectors Earn The Most

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

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How Much Do Utility Inspectors Earn In Different Cities?

While a utility inspector can average a salary of $43,121 per year, or $20.73 per hour, there are many opportunities for utility inspectors to make more. For example, in Chicago, IL you might make $57,067 per year. Other high-paying locations include Providence, RI, Brockton, MA and Minneapolis, MN. If you're in an entry-level position, your best bet is to move to Chicago, IL where the average starting salary is $35,000. The highest paying states for utility inspectors include Alaska, Washington and California. Meanwhile, South Dakota, Alabama, and Arkansas offer the lowest salaries.
Location
1. Chicago, IL
$57,067
Avg. Salary
$27k
$73k
2. Providence, RI
$49,938
Avg. Salary
$27k
$73k
3. Brockton, MA
$48,532
Avg. Salary
$27k
$73k
4. Minneapolis, MN
$48,482
Avg. Salary
$27k
$73k
5. Des Moines, IA
$46,855
Avg. Salary
$27k
$73k
6. Leesburg, VA
$44,045
Avg. Salary
$27k
$73k

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    How Much Do Utility Inspectors Make In Different Industries?

    Utility inspector salaries can vary on many factors, including what industry a job is in. In fact, jobs with energy, technology, and construction companies tend to be the highest paying. Furthermore, a utility inspector can make a yearly salary of $54,391 while working for energy companies. All the while, other utility inspectors are making $52,564 at technology companies and $50,363 at construction companies. One industry utility inspectors may want to avoid is the utilities industry as it offers the lowest average salary at $49,754.
    1. Energy
    $54,391
    Avg. Salary
    $43k
    $68k
    2. Technology
    $52,564
    Avg. Salary
    $43k
    $68k
    3. Construction
    $50,363
    Avg. Salary
    $43k
    $68k
    4. Utilities
    $49,754
    Avg. Salary
    $43k
    $68k

    How Experience Affects Utility Inspector Salaries

    The salary for a utility 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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    CompanyascdescJobascdescLocationascdescDate AddedascdescSalaryascdesc
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    $45,914
    $45,914
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    $45,914
    $45,914
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    $48,015
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    $48,001
    $48,001
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    01/04/2021
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    $48,001
    $48,001
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    01/04/2021
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    $48,001
    $48,001
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    Madison, WI
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    01/04/2021
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    $48,001
    $48,001
    01/04/2021
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    Fargo, ND
    01/04/2021
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    $48,001
    $48,001
    01/04/2021
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    Utility Pole Inspection Foreman
    Indianapolis, IN
    Indianapolis, IN
    01/04/2021
    01/04/2021
    $48,001
    $48,001
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