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Construction and Building Inspectors Salary in Sector of Federal, State, and Local Government

The salary statistics of construction and building inspectors in the industry sector of federal, state, and local government are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare construction and building inspectors salaries in different industries within the federal, state, and local government sector.

Average Annual Salary of Construction and Building Inspectors

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$37,990
25th Percentile Wage
$46,620
50th Percentile Wage
$58,930
75th Percentile Wage
$74,270
90th Percentile Wage
$91,750

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for construction and building inspectors in the industry sector of federal, state, and local government. 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 $91,750. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $58,930. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid construction and building inspectors is $37,990.

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 federal, state, and local government from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$58,930
1.34% 8.62%
2016
$58,140
2.51% -
2015
$56,680
2.08% -
2014
$55,500
2.20% -
2013
$54,280
0.79% -
2012
$53,850
- -

Compare Construction and Building Inspectors Salary in Different Industries within the Federal, State, and Local Government Sector

The average salaries of construction and building inspectors in eight industries in the federal, state, and local government 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 federal executive branch (oes designation) industry with an annual salary $73,030. The lowest paying industry is the state government, excluding schools and hospitals (oes designation) industry (annual salary $55,330). For detailed construction and building inspectors salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)
$73,030
Federal government, including USPS
$73,030
Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$58,960
Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$58,930
Local government, including schools and hospitals
$58,680
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$58,670
State government, including schools and hospitals
$55,570
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$55,330

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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