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
$33,970
25th Percentile Wage
$43,530
50th Percentile Wage
$58,300
75th Percentile Wage
$77,930
90th Percentile Wage
$96,220

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 $96,220. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $58,300. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid construction and building inspectors is $33,970.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of construction and building inspectors in the industry sector of construction from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$58,300
0.48% 10.50%
2016
$58,020
0.22% -
2015
$57,890
1.78% -
2014
$56,860
4.13% -
2013
$54,510
4.27% -
2012
$52,180
- -

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

The average salaries of construction and building inspectors in 21 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 painting and wall covering contractors industry (annual salary $36,610). 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
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
$90,600
Nonresidential Building Construction
$67,480
Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
$64,120
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction
$62,610
Construction of Buildings
$62,520
Poured Concrete Foundation and Structure Contractors
$58,700
Utility System Construction
$58,480
Other Building Equipment Contractors
$55,920
Other Specialty Trade Contractors
$54,120
Electrical Contractors and Other Wiring Installation Contractors
$53,910
Building Equipment Contractors
$53,240
Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors
$52,690
Power and Communication Line and Related Structures Construction
$51,820
Specialty Trade Contractors
$50,700
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors
$49,540
Residential Building Construction
$49,420
Drywall and Insulation Contractors
$48,480
Building Finishing Contractors
$44,130
Roofing Contractors
$42,670
Painting and Wall Covering Contractors
$36,610

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].




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