Construction and Building Inspectors Salary Information in South Carolina

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$28,060
25th Percentile Wage
$37,440
50th Percentile Wage
$47,450
75th Percentile Wage
$61,080
90th Percentile Wage
$75,020

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for construction and building inspectors in South Carolina in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $75,020. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $47,450. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $28,060.

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
$47,450
-2.02% 4.28%
2016
$48,410
0.85% -
2015
$48,000
7.12% -
2014
$44,580
-1.21% -
2013
$45,120
-0.66% -
2012
$45,420
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of construction and building inspectors in some South Carolina cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of construction and building inspectors in state of South Carolina ranges from $30,050 to $54,730. The highest paying area for construction and building inspectors in South Carolina is Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill with a median annual salary of $54,730. The second highest paying city/area in South Carolina State is Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville (mean annual salary $53,310). The lowest paying area is Lower Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $30,050.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill
$54,730
Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville
$53,310
Columbia
$52,580
Spartanburg
$46,460
Low Country South Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$46,100
Myrtle Beach-North Myrtle Beach-Conway
$45,590
Augusta-Richmond County
$44,500
Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$44,430
Greenville-Mauldin-Easley
$42,710
Lower Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$30,050




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