Construction and Building Inspectors Salary Information in Iowa

The average annual and hourly salaries for construction and building inspectors in the state of Iowa are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of construction and building inspectors amongst Iowa areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Construction and Building Inspectors in Iowa

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$35,170
25th Percentile Wage
$47,080
50th Percentile Wage
$58,900
75th Percentile Wage
$70,050
90th Percentile Wage
$77,750

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for construction and building inspectors in Iowa in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $77,750. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $58,900. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $35,170.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$16.91
25th Percentile Wage
$22.63
50th Percentile Wage
$28.32
75th Percentile Wage
$33.68
90th Percentile Wage
$37.38

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for construction and building inspectors in Iowa in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $37.38. The median hourly salary is $28.32. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $16.91.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of construction and building inspectors from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201658,9000.59%8.88%
201558,5502.08%-
201457,3304.03%-
201355,0202.45%-
201253,670--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Construction and Building Inspectors in Iowa Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of construction and building inspectors in some Iowa cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of construction and building inspectors in state of Iowa ranges from $48,710 to $66,970. The highest paying area for construction and building inspectors in Iowa is Ames with a median annual salary of $66,970. The second highest paying city/area in Iowa State is Davenport-Moline-Rock Island (mean annual salary $65,990). The lowest paying area is Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $48,710.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Ames
$66,970
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island
$65,990
Iowa City
$65,550
Des Moines-West Des Moines
$64,070
Southwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$57,280
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$55,310
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$53,200
Cedar Rapids
$52,770
Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$48,710


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