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Highest Paying States for Construction and Building Inspectors

The highest paying states 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 states are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with an annual salary of $88,090, Alaska is the highest paying state for construction and building inspectors. It is followed by District of Columbia (average annual salary $85,560). 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 state, use the links in the table.

Table 1. Highest Paying States for Construction and Building Inspectors

Rank State Average Salary i Entry Level
Salary i
# of
Empl. i
1 Alaska
$88,090
$62,750 310
2 District of Columbia
$85,560
$62,810 270
3 California
$84,740
$46,710 10,810
4 Nevada
$75,690
$50,050 730
5 Washington
$73,050
$48,380 2,930
6 Connecticut
$68,120
$33,150 960
7 New Jersey
$67,720
$36,840 4,210
8 Minnesota
$65,640
$43,970 1,100
9 Oregon
$65,310
$40,850 1,050
10 Illinois
$63,840
$25,200 2,540
11 Colorado
$63,750
$41,600 2,040
12 Massachusetts
$62,920
$36,490 2,340
13 New York
$62,130
$38,030 7,240
14 Hawaii
$60,340
$40,900 750
15 Iowa
$58,900
$35,170 640
16 Virginia
$58,680
$39,050 4,510
17 Utah
$57,700
$35,360 980
18 Florida
$57,130
$34,480 6,650
19 Louisiana
$56,810
$33,120 880
20 Michigan
$56,030
$31,080 2,110
21 Wisconsin
$55,900
$28,100 1,090
22 Maryland
$55,800
$35,240 2,410
23 Delaware
$54,980
$40,600 500
24 North Dakota
$54,810
$31,890 230
25 Ohio
$54,710
$34,750 2,650
26 Arizona
$54,430
$36,090 2,100
27 New Hampshire
$53,960
$32,480 310
28 Texas
$53,920
$33,670 7,440
29 Rhode Island
$52,090
$40,530 170
30 Kansas
$51,760
$36,890 600
31 Alabama
$51,540
$32,730 1,170
32 North Carolina
$51,440
$33,680 3,960
33 Nebraska
$51,250
$35,330 310
34 Pennsylvania
$50,390
$33,170 5,600
35 Missouri
$50,200
$34,300 1,730
36 Idaho
$49,980
$38,850 370
37 Wyoming
$49,840
$29,320 200
38 Georgia
$49,730
$33,390 1,860
39 Guam
$49,600
$32,440 40
40 Maine
$48,910
$27,360 480
41 New Mexico
$48,780
$25,590 470
42 South Carolina
$48,410
$30,870 890
43 Kentucky
$46,370
$31,570 910
44 Tennessee
$46,310
$30,770 1,480
45 Mississippi
$46,200
$31,600 390
46 Indiana
$45,740
$31,790 1,210
47 Oklahoma
$45,370
$27,550 1,670
48 Montana
$45,140
$26,360 330
49 Vermont
$44,500
$29,230 170
50 Arkansas
$44,240
$28,700 630
51 West Virginia
$43,770
$29,140 340
52 South Dakota
$43,480
$32,640 260
53 Puerto Rico
$23,450
$16,630 410
See also: Highest paying industries for construction and building inspectors, Top Paying Jobs in America.