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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 $87,790, California is the highest paying state for construction and building inspectors. It is followed by Alaska (average annual salary $84,580). 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 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 California
$87,790
$50,360 10,700
2 Alaska
$84,580
$62,890 220
3 District of Columbia
$80,470
$53,590 290
4 Washington
$73,750
$48,900 3,000
5 Nevada
$72,380
$49,870 710
6 Oregon
$70,620
$40,360 1,250
7 Minnesota
$69,780
$47,220 1,030
8 Connecticut
$67,400
$38,120 1,130
9 New Jersey
$65,740
$36,130 4,430
10 Massachusetts
$65,160
$41,600 2,330
11 Iowa
$63,510
$43,430 670
12 Illinois
$63,190
$25,810 2,640
13 New York
$62,540
$38,920 7,240
14 Hawaii
$61,200
$41,380 750
15 Colorado
$60,890
$37,630 2,280
16 Wisconsin
$59,180
$37,000 1,100
17 North Dakota
$58,680
$31,430 240
18 Rhode Island
$57,650
$42,390 210
19 Virginia
$57,050
$36,740 4,940
20 Florida
$56,960
$33,430 6,980
21 Louisiana
$56,750
$33,930 880
22 Delaware
$56,310
$39,660 460
23 Arizona
$56,130
$38,110 1,990
24 Maryland
$56,090
$36,690 2,670
25 Michigan
$55,860
$29,710 2,320
26 Texas
$55,550
$31,830 7,890
27 Ohio
$55,250
$34,940 2,840
28 New Hampshire
$55,080
$36,220 340
29 Utah
$54,880
$32,940 1,150
30 Alabama
$52,390
$30,700 1,260
31 North Carolina
$52,320
$33,980 4,440
32 Kansas
$52,310
$34,700 630
33 Pennsylvania
$52,020
$35,210 5,610
34 Wyoming
$51,640
$30,920 200
35 Idaho
$51,590
$39,680 370
36 Nebraska
$50,950
$33,110 350
37 New Mexico
$50,810
$38,320 420
38 Kentucky
$50,290
$33,200 950
39 Maine
$49,800
$32,010 530
40 Missouri
$49,320
$35,050 1,840
41 Oklahoma
$49,150
$29,770 1,730
42 Georgia
$49,090
$33,240 1,770
43 Montana
$48,310
$28,680 310
44 South Carolina
$47,450
$28,060 1,040
45 Vermont
$46,790
$30,880 200
46 Tennessee
$46,680
$31,900 1,370
47 Mississippi
$45,500
$28,460 420
48 South Dakota
$45,350
$33,190 220
49 Indiana
$44,610
$29,410 1,360
50 Arkansas
$43,990
$28,450 760
51 Guam
$43,200
$26,310 40
52 West Virginia
$42,130
$31,110 370
53 Puerto Rico
$22,530
$16,590 450
See also: Highest paying industries for construction and building inspectors, Top Paying Jobs in America.