Construction and Building Inspectors Salary Information in Pennsylvania

The average annual and hourly salaries for construction and building inspectors in the state of Pennsylvania are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of construction and building inspectors amongst Pennsylvania 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$35,210
25th Percentile Wage
$42,840
50th Percentile Wage
$52,020
75th Percentile Wage
$63,560
90th Percentile Wage
$80,180

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for construction and building inspectors in Pennsylvania in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $80,180. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $52,020. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $35,210.

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
$52,020
3.13% 9.92%
2016
$50,390
-0.67% -
2015
$50,730
1.40% -
2014
$50,020
3.06% -
2013
$48,490
3.36% -
2012
$46,860
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of construction and building inspectors in some Pennsylvania cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of construction and building inspectors in state of Pennsylvania ranges from $43,510 to $65,400. The highest paying area for construction and building inspectors in Pennsylvania is Newark-Union with a median annual salary of $65,400. The second highest paying city/area in Pennsylvania State is Lancaster (mean annual salary $64,650). The lowest paying area is Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $43,510.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Newark-Union
$65,400
Lancaster
$64,650
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington
$59,040
State College
$58,990
York-Hanover
$55,910
Altoona
$55,260
Philadelphia
$54,660
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$54,120
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman
$53,780
Harrisburg-Carlisle
$53,380
Johnstown
$52,970
Reading
$51,200
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton
$50,310
Pittsburgh
$50,250
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$48,840
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$48,490
Erie
$46,660
Williamsport
$45,380
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre
$44,420
Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$43,510




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