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 among 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$43,430
25th Percentile Wage
$53,660
50th Percentile Wage
$63,510
75th Percentile Wage
$71,340
90th Percentile Wage
$78,480

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 $78,480. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $63,510. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $43,430.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$63,510
7.26% 15.49%
2016
$58,900
0.59% -
2015
$58,550
2.08% -
2014
$57,330
4.03% -
2013
$55,020
2.45% -
2012
$53,670
- -

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 $55,310 to $70,810. The highest paying area for construction and building inspectors in Iowa is Ames with a median annual salary of $70,810. The second highest paying city/area in Iowa State is Des Moines-West Des Moines (mean annual salary $69,610). The lowest paying area is Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $55,310.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Ames
$70,810
Des Moines-West Des Moines
$69,610
Iowa City
$66,870
Cedar Rapids
$64,410
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island
$62,960
Southwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$61,870
Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$61,860
Dubuque
$58,850
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$55,660
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$55,310




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