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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 $105,020, San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California is the highest paying city for construction and building inspectors. It is followed by San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California (average annual salary $101,470). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2018 [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
$105,020
970
2 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California
$101,470
2,080
3 Redding, California
$100,610
60
4 Santa Rosa-Petaluma, California
$100,390
130
5 Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, California
$99,210
1,070
6 San Rafael, USA
$97,490
40
7 Railbelt-Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area, Alaska
$96,910
30
8 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California
$94,570
580
9 Chico, California
$94,310
30
10 Madera-Chowchilla, California
$90,570
30
11 Nantucket Island and Marthas Vineyard nonmetropolitan area, Massachusetts
$90,120
40
12 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, California
$88,950
2,280
13 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, USA
$88,570
3,260
14 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, California
$88,390
1,080
15 Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, USA
$87,480
980
16 Santa Cruz-Watsonville, California
$87,260
40
17 Greeley, Colorado
$85,760
130
18 Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville, California
$84,450
640
19 Anchorage, Alaska
$84,250
140
20 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, California
$83,790
2,740
21 Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton, Massachusetts
$82,720
50
22 Vallejo-Fairfield, California
$81,890
60
23 Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, USA
$80,740
90
24 Fairbanks, Alaska
$80,540
30
25 Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, California
$80,440
830
26 Modesto, California
$79,490
60
27 Mount Vernon-Anacortes, Washington
$79,010
70
28 Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, Washington
$78,460
1,500
29 Merced, California
$78,340
n/a
30 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washington
$77,950
1,830
31 New Haven, Connecticut
$77,850
240
32 Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, California
$77,020
210
33 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, California
$76,910
1,300
34 Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area, California
$76,570
60
35 Napa, California
$76,240
30
36 Tacoma, Washington
$75,290
330
37 Bakersfield-Delano, California
$75,240
180
38 Olympia, Washington
$74,240
140
39 Las Vegas-Paradise, Nevada
$74,170
450
40 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, Washington
$74,030
930
41 Southcentral Idaho nonmetropolitan area, Idaho
$73,920
70
42 Stockton, California
$73,760
80
43 Elgin, USA
$73,260
90
44 Visalia-Porterville, California
$73,120
60
45 Walla Walla, USA
$73,070
80
46 Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington, Wisconsin
$72,360
750
47 Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, California
$72,360
80
48 Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, Connecticut
$71,800
220
49 Reno-Sparks, Nevada
$71,700
230
50 Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, Connecticut
$71,390
310
51 Atlantic City-Hammonton, New Jersey
$70,940
110
52 Ames, Iowa
$70,810
40
53 Salem, Oregon
$70,760
110
54 Bremerton-Silverdale, Washington
$70,680
40
55 Kennewick-Pasco-Richland, Washington
$70,680
100
56 Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area, Washington
$70,680
60
57 West Central North Dakota nonmetropolitan area, North Dakota
$70,640
40
58 Trenton-Ewing, New Jersey
$70,420
550
59 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$70,090
1,190
60 Des Moines-West Des Moines, Iowa
$69,610
180
61 New York-Jersey City-White Plains, USA
$69,590
5,090
62 West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach, Florida
$69,450
340
63 Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, Florida
$68,690
670
64 Saginaw-Saginaw Township North, Michigan
$68,330
40
65 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, New York
$67,890
7,560
66 North Central Oregon nonmetropolitan area, Oregon
$67,360
40
67 Bellingham, Washington
$67,290
130
68 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$67,290
1,670
69 Chambersburg-Waynesboro, USA
$66,950
50
70 Iowa City, Iowa
$66,870
40
71 Rockford, Illinois
$66,660
60
72 New York-White Plains-Wayne, New York
$66,470
3,930
73 Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, Florida
$66,240
190
74 Nassau-Suffolk, New York
$66,170
1,090
75 Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, Florida
$66,130
2,360
76 Portsmouth, New Hampshire
$66,030
40
77 Ann Arbor, Michigan
$65,890
90
78 Bend, Oregon
$65,860
60
79 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division), Illinois
$65,690
1,820
80 Eugene-Springfield, Oregon
$65,520
90
81 Newark-Union, Pennsylvania
$65,400
1,190
82 Far Western North Dakota nonmetropolitan area, North Dakota
$65,280
90
83 Owensboro, Kentucky
$65,270
40
84 Colorado Springs, Colorado
$65,220
180
85 Champaign-Urbana, Illinois
$64,760
40
86 Lancaster, Pennsylvania
$64,650
100
87 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, West Virginia
$64,640
3,240
88 Cedar Rapids, Iowa
$64,410
60
89 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, District of Columbia
$64,070
3,560
90 Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford, New Hampshire
$63,770
80
91 Lake Charles, Louisiana
$63,710
120
92 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area), Illinois
$63,620
2,180
93 Lansing-East Lansing, Michigan
$63,420
110
94 South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area, Wisconsin
$63,380
40
95 Coastal Oregon nonmetropolitan area, Oregon
$63,370
30
96 Wenatchee-East Wenatchee, Washington
$63,160
50
97 Homosassa Springs, USA
$63,090
40
98 Fort Collins-Loveland, Colorado
$63,080
180
99 Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, Iowa
$62,960
80
100 Urban Honolulu, USA
$62,890
620
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