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Highest Paying Cities for Construction and Building Inspectors

The top 100 highest paying cities for construction and building inspectors (ranked by average annual salary) are listed in Table 1. The entry level salary (as measured by the salary of the lowest 10% paid earners) and the number of employment of construction and building inspectors in those cities are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with a annual salary of $104,990, San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California is the highest paying city for construction and building inspectors. It is followed by Redding, California (average annual salary $100,610). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2017 [1]. For more salary information of construction and building inspectors in a specific city, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 100 Highest Paying Cities/Areas for Construction and Building Inspectors

Rank City/Area Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California
$104,990
940
2 Redding, California
$100,610
60
3 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California
$99,130
2,360
4 Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, California
$96,630
1,370
5 Napa, California
$92,710
40
6 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California
$91,180
560
7 Anchorage, Alaska
$90,380
200
8 Northwestern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area, Oklahoma
$86,210
80
9 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, California
$85,980
1,000
10 Northeast Florida nonmetropolitan area, Florida
$85,420
80
11 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, California
$85,130
2,250
12 Santa Cruz-Watsonville, California
$84,280
40
13 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, California
$83,790
2,740
14 Railbelt-Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area, Alaska
$82,390
50
15 Fairbanks, Alaska
$80,540
30
16 Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, California
$80,440
830
17 Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville, California
$80,240
680
18 Santa Rosa-Petaluma, California
$78,470
90
19 Las Vegas-Paradise, Nevada
$78,330
480
20 Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, Washington
$77,990
1,570
21 Stockton, California
$77,930
80
22 Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, California
$77,480
180
23 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washington
$77,310
1,860
24 Fort Collins-Loveland, Colorado
$75,380
130
25 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, California
$74,480
1,120
26 Tacoma, Washington
$74,020
290
27 Atlantic City-Hammonton, New Jersey
$73,300
140
28 Reno-Sparks, Nevada
$73,100
200
29 Bakersfield-Delano, California
$72,740
180
30 Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, California
$72,360
80
31 Modesto, California
$72,320
90
32 Saginaw-Saginaw Township North, Michigan
$72,140
50
33 Southcentral Idaho nonmetropolitan area, Idaho
$72,130
70
34 Trenton-Ewing, New Jersey
$72,120
540
35 New Haven, Connecticut
$71,730
200
36 Greeley, Colorado
$70,800
130
37 Newark-Union, Pennsylvania
$70,470
1,050
38 Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, Connecticut
$70,410
250
39 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$70,330
1,150
40 Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, Connecticut
$70,130
300
41 Olympia, Washington
$69,970
110
42 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, Washington
$69,580
800
43 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, New York
$69,090
7,210
44 Ann Arbor, Michigan
$68,730
80
45 Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area, California
$68,700
40
46 Bremerton-Silverdale, Washington
$68,600
50
47 Kennewick-Pasco-Richland, Washington
$67,710
100
48 Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington, Wisconsin
$67,610
760
49 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division), Illinois
$67,590
1,670
50 Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, Colorado
$67,410
1,030
51 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, West Virginia
$67,050
2,830
52 Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area, Washington
$67,040
50
53 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$67,020
1,640
54 Ames, Iowa
$66,970
50
55 Visalia-Porterville, California
$66,950
40
56 Northeastern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area, Wyoming
$66,710
40
57 New York-White Plains-Wayne, New York
$66,470
3,930
58 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, District of Columbia
$66,460
3,110
59 Salem, Oregon
$66,040
70
60 Bend, Oregon
$66,030
50
61 Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, Iowa
$65,990
90
62 West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach, Florida
$65,800
400
63 Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, Florida
$65,710
770
64 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area), Illinois
$65,640
2,040
65 Iowa City, Iowa
$65,550
30
66 Nassau-Suffolk, New York
$64,940
1,030
67 Vallejo-Fairfield, California
$64,830
280
68 Bellingham, Washington
$64,700
110
69 West Central North Dakota nonmetropolitan area, North Dakota
$64,630
60
70 Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, Florida
$64,140
2,440
71 Des Moines-West Des Moines, Iowa
$64,070
140
72 Albany-Schenectady-Troy, New York
$63,590
390
73 Champaign-Urbana, Illinois
$63,400
50
74 Coastal Oregon nonmetropolitan area, Oregon
$63,370
30
75 Battle Creek, Michigan
$63,370
40
76 Lansing-East Lansing, Michigan
$63,090
100
77 Colorado Springs, Colorado
$63,000
190
78 Duluth, Wisconsin
$62,960
110
79 Wenatchee-East Wenatchee, Washington
$62,810
30
80 Lancaster, Pennsylvania
$62,750
110
81 Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, Florida
$62,710
140
82 Camden, New Jersey
$62,710
560
83 Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford, New Hampshire
$62,500
90
84 Dayton, Ohio
$62,470
140
85 Ocean City, New Jersey
$62,470
60
86 Edison-New Brunswick, New Jersey
$62,280
920
87 Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, Florida
$61,860
1,270
88 Northcentral Colorado nonmetropolitan area, Colorado
$61,750
160
89 Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area, Illinois
$61,630
40
90 Rochester, Minnesota
$61,570
30
91 Lake County-Kenosha County, Wisconsin
$61,440
170
92 Baton Rouge, Louisiana
$60,930
350
93 Farmington, New Mexico
$60,820
50
94 Boulder, Colorado
$60,400
70
95 Framingham, Massachusetts
$60,390
120
96 Green Bay, Wisconsin
$60,260
40
97 Rockford, Illinois
$60,050
60
98 Fresno, California
$60,040
100
99 Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, Arizona
$59,900
1,340
100 Beaumont-Port Arthur, Texas
$59,820
130
See also: Highest paying industries for construction and building inspectors.