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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
$37,400
25th Percentile Wage
$46,070
50th Percentile Wage
$58,140
75th Percentile Wage
$73,310
90th Percentile Wage
$90,270

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 $90,270. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $58,140. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid construction and building inspectors is $37,400.

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 federal, state, and local government from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201658,1402.51%7.38%
201556,6802.08%-
201455,5002.20%-
201354,2800.79%-
201253,850--

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 $70,600. The lowest paying industry is the state government, excluding schools and hospitals (oes designation) industry (annual salary $54,450). 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)
$70,600
Federal government, including USPS
$70,600
Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$58,180
Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$58,140
Local government, including schools and hospitals
$57,920
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$57,910
State government, including schools and hospitals
$55,010
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$54,450

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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