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Construction and Building Inspectors Salary in Sector of Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services

The salary statistics of construction and building inspectors in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare construction and building inspectors salaries in different industries within the professional, scientific, and technical services sector.

Average Annual Salary of Construction and Building Inspectors

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$32,960
25th Percentile Wage
$44,350
50th Percentile Wage
$59,270
75th Percentile Wage
$77,870
90th Percentile Wage
$98,620

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for construction and building inspectors in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services. 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 $98,620. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $59,270. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid construction and building inspectors is $32,960.

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 professional, scientific, and technical services from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$59,270
0.62% 10.87%
2016
$58,900
1.43% -
2015
$58,060
2.62% -
2014
$56,540
3.68% -
2013
$54,460
2.99% -
2012
$52,830
- -

Compare Construction and Building Inspectors Salary in Different Industries within the Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services Sector

The average salaries of construction and building inspectors in six industries in the professional, scientific, and technical services 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 testing laboratories industry with an annual salary $61,340. The lowest paying industry is the management, scientific, and technical consulting services industry (annual salary $58,060). For detailed construction and building inspectors salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Testing Laboratories
$61,340
Engineering Services
$60,700
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$59,400
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$59,380
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$59,270
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$58,060

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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