Construction and Building Inspectors Salary Information in Tennessee

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$31,900
25th Percentile Wage
$37,240
50th Percentile Wage
$46,680
75th Percentile Wage
$58,180
90th Percentile Wage
$68,560

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for construction and building inspectors in Tennessee in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $68,560. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $46,680. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $31,900.

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
$46,680
0.79% 6.28%
2016
$46,310
0.56% -
2015
$46,050
1.32% -
2014
$45,440
2.71% -
2013
$44,210
1.04% -
2012
$43,750
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of construction and building inspectors in some Tennessee cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of construction and building inspectors in state of Tennessee ranges from $40,430 to $54,730. The highest paying area for construction and building inspectors in Tennessee is Clarksville with a median annual salary of $54,730. The second highest paying city/area in Tennessee State is Knoxville (mean annual salary $51,710). The lowest paying area is Jackson with a median annual salary of $40,430.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Clarksville
$54,730
Knoxville
$51,710
Eastern Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$50,500
Western Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$46,110
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin
$44,940
North Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$44,690
Memphis
$44,580
Johnson City
$42,900
Chattanooga
$42,420
Jackson
$40,430




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