Construction and Building Inspectors Salary in Sector of Construction

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.

Average Annual Salary of Construction and Building Inspectors

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$33,500
25th Percentile Wage
$44,080
50th Percentile Wage
$58,020
75th Percentile Wage
$75,930
90th Percentile Wage
$96,300

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.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

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.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201658,0200.22%10.07%
201557,8901.78%-
201456,8604.13%-
201354,5104.27%-
201252,180--

Compare Construction and Building Inspectors Salary in Different Industries within the Construction Sector

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
$104,740
Painting and Wall Covering Contractors
$71,900
Nonresidential Building Construction
$69,370
Construction of Buildings
$63,510
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
$62,110
Utility System Construction
$60,090
Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
$59,460
Other Building Equipment Contractors
$58,060
Building Finishing Contractors
$55,400
Power and Communication Line and Related Structures Construction
$55,040
Electrical Contractors and Other Wiring Installation Contractors
$53,640
Building Equipment Contractors
$53,460
Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors
$53,160
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction
$53,140
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors
$53,040
Specialty Trade Contractors
$53,000
Drywall and Insulation Contractors
$50,960
Residential Building Construction
$49,000
Roofing Contractors
$48,080
Other Specialty Trade Contractors
$39,700

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].




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