Construction and Building Inspectors Salary Information in Illinois

The average annual and hourly salaries for construction and building inspectors in the state of Illinois are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of construction and building inspectors amongst Illinois metropolitan 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 Illinois

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$25,200
25th Percentile Wage
$46,420
50th Percentile Wage
$63,840
75th Percentile Wage
$81,980
90th Percentile Wage
$98,310

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for construction and building inspectors in Illinois in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $98,310. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $63,840. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $25,200.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$12.12
25th Percentile Wage
$22.32
50th Percentile Wage
$30.69
75th Percentile Wage
$39.42
90th Percentile Wage
$47.27

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for construction and building inspectors in Illinois in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $47.27. The median hourly salary is $30.69. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $12.12.

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
201663,840-4.79%7.83%
201566,9002.75%-
201465,0608.78%-
201359,3500.86%-
201258,840--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of construction and building inspectors in some Illinois cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of construction and building inspectors in state of Illinois ranges from $38,420 to $67,590. The highest paying area for construction and building inspectors in Illinois is Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division) with a median annual salary of $67,590. The second highest paying city/area in Illinois State is Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area) (mean annual salary $65,640). The lowest paying area is Peoria with a median annual salary of $38,420.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division)
$67,590
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area)
$65,640
Champaign-Urbana
$63,400
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$61,630
Rockford
$60,050
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$47,870
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$39,220
Peoria
$38,420



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