The salary statistics of construction and building inspectors in the industry sector of construction are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare construction and building inspectors salaries in different industries within the construction sector.
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage|| |
|25th Percentile Wage|| |
|50th Percentile Wage|| |
|75th Percentile Wage|| |
|90th Percentile Wage|| |
Table 1 shows the average annual salary for construction and building inspectors in the industry sector of construction. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) construction and building inspectors is $96,300. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $58,020. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid construction and building inspectors is $33,500.
The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of construction and building inspectors in the industry sector of construction from 2012 to 2016.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||4-Year Growth|
The average salaries of construction and building inspectors in 20 industries in the construction sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for construction and building inspectors occupations is the land subdivision industry with an annual salary $104,740. The lowest paying industry is the other specialty trade contractors industry (annual salary $39,700). For detailed construction and building inspectors salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.
|Industry Name||Median Annual Salary|
|Land Subdivision|| |
|Painting and Wall Covering Contractors|| |
|Nonresidential Building Construction|| |
|Construction of Buildings|| |
|Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction|| |
|Utility System Construction|| |
|Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction|| |
|Other Building Equipment Contractors|| |
|Building Finishing Contractors|| |
|Power and Communication Line and Related Structures Construction|| |
|Electrical Contractors and Other Wiring Installation Contractors|| |
|Building Equipment Contractors|| |
|Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors|| |
|Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction|| |
|Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors|| |
|Specialty Trade Contractors|| |
|Drywall and Insulation Contractors|| |
|Residential Building Construction|| |
|Roofing Contractors|| |
|Other Specialty Trade Contractors|| |
Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2016 and published in April 2017 .