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 among 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$33,170
25th Percentile Wage
$41,610
50th Percentile Wage
$50,390
75th Percentile Wage
$61,100
90th Percentile Wage
$75,330

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 $75,330. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $50,390. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $33,170.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$15.95
25th Percentile Wage
$20.00
50th Percentile Wage
$24.23
75th Percentile Wage
$29.38
90th Percentile Wage
$36.21

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for construction and building inspectors in Pennsylvania in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $36.21. The median hourly salary is $24.23. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $15.95.

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
201650,390-0.67%7.01%
201550,7301.40%-
201450,0203.06%-
201348,4903.36%-
201246,860--

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 $41,660 to $70,470. The highest paying area for construction and building inspectors in Pennsylvania is Newark-Union with a median annual salary of $70,470. The second highest paying city/area in Pennsylvania State is Lancaster (mean annual salary $62,750). The lowest paying area is Scranton--Wilkes-Barre with a median annual salary of $41,660.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Newark-Union
$70,470
Lancaster
$62,750
State College
$57,370
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington
$56,120
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$55,210
Altoona
$54,030
York-Hanover
$52,050
Harrisburg-Carlisle
$51,780
Philadelphia
$51,260
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton
$50,010
Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$49,780
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman
$49,000
Pittsburgh
$48,920
Reading
$48,880
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$48,840
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$47,430
Johnstown
$47,020
Erie
$46,960
Williamsport
$46,020
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre
$41,660


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