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Highest Paying Industries for Construction and Building Inspectors

The top 100 highest paying industries 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 in those industries are also shown. As shown in the table, with an average annual salary of $79,520, electric power generation, transmission and distribution is the highest paying industry for construction and building inspectors. It is followed by colleges, universities, and professional schools - privately owned industry (average annual salary $79,100). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in May 2015 [1]. For more information about salaries of construction and building inspectors in a specific industry, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 100 Highest Paying Industries for Construction and Building Inspectors

Industry Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution
$79,520
800
2 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
$79,100
50
3 Educational Services - Privately owned
$78,670
50
4 Utilities
$76,010
1,190
5 Natural Gas Distribution
$72,390
330
6 Rail Transportation
$68,560
40
7 Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$68,000
1,310
8 Direct Insurance (except Life, Health, and Medical) Carriers
$67,520
n/a
9 Insurance Carriers
$66,760
n/a
10 Transportation and Warehousing
$66,520
90
11 Lessors of Real Estate
$66,420
150
12 Federal government, including USPS
$65,710
2,310
13 Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)
$65,710
2,310
14 Water, Sewage and Other Systems
$65,140
n/a
15 Educational Services - Local government owned
$65,010
300
16 Elementary and Secondary Schools - Local government owned
$64,990
280
17 Pipeline Transportation
$64,760
50
18 Elementary and Secondary Schools
$64,430
300
19 Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
$64,020
n/a
20 Mining
$63,550
250
21 Nonresidential Building Construction
$62,860
1,700
22 Remediation and Other Waste Management Services
$62,350
230
23 Support Activities for Mining
$62,140
220
24 Waste Management and Remediation Services
$61,790
240
25 Educational Services
$61,760
650
26 Utility System Construction
$60,870
600
27 Manufacturing
$60,550
40
28 Other Building Equipment Contractors
$60,330
80
29 Painting and Wall Covering Contractors
$60,080
160
30 Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
$58,830
1,240
31 Poured Concrete Foundation and Structure Contractors
$58,700
50
32 Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$58,610
340
33 Construction of Buildings
$58,380
2,370
34 Finance and Insurance
$57,900
230
35 Insurance Carriers and Related Activities
$57,840
190
36 Engineering Services
$57,720
15,710
37 Educational Services - State government owned
$57,350
300
38 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$57,040
280
39 Construction
$56,860
5,860
40 Management of Companies and Enterprises
$56,610
300
41 Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$56,540
31,770
42 Wholesale Trade
$56,220
30
43 Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$56,120
28,330
44 Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction
$56,060
530
45 Power and Communication Line and Related Structures Construction
$55,700
160
46 Local government, including schools and hospitals
$55,590
37,990
47 Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$55,570
45,970
48 Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$55,520
37,690
49 Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$55,500
45,370
50 Federal, State, and Local Government
$55,500
45,370
51 Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$55,480
2,090
52 Wired Telecommunications Carriers
$55,480
30
53 Employment Services
$55,380
n/a
54 Temporary Help Services
$55,170
n/a
55 Facilities Support Services
$54,980
50
56 Building Finishing Contractors
$54,810
280
57 Electrical Contractors and Other Wiring Installation Contractors
$54,760
160
58 Other Specialty Trade Contractors
$54,610
110
59 Specialty Trade Contractors
$53,970
2,250
60 Building Equipment Contractors
$53,890
1,620
61 Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors
$53,200
1,380
62 Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors
$52,520
230
63 Testing Laboratories
$52,060
1,540
64 Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$51,430
980
65 State government, including schools and hospitals
$50,890
5,670
66 Administrative and Support Services
$50,370
740
67 State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$50,360
5,370
68 Real Estate
$50,050
770
69 Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$50,050
770
70 Commercial and Industrial Machinery Equipment (except Auto and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance
$49,630
120
71 Repair and Maintenance
$49,630
120
72 Activities Related to Real Estate
$48,860
400
73 Other Support Services
$48,100
150
74 Social Advocacy Organizations
$47,760
70
75 Roofing Contractors
$47,220
80
76 Offices of Real Estate Agents and Brokers
$46,690
220
77 Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$46,530
290
78 Security Systems Services
$44,880
90
79 Investigation and Security Services
$44,880
90
80 Residential Building Construction
$43,600
670
81 Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services
$43,410
200
82 Services for the Elderly and Persons with Disabilities
$43,330
n/a
83 Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Organizations
$42,240
160
84 Other Insurance Related Activities
$40,930
n/a
85 Health Care and Social Assistance
$40,720
520
86 Social Assistance
$40,200
500
87 Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities
$38,620
n/a
88 Individual and Family Services
$38,480
280
89 Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations
$37,370
80
90 Services to Buildings and Dwellings
$36,930
n/a
See also: Highest paying cities for construction and building inspectors.