Construction and Building Inspectors Salary Information in Texas

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$33,670
25th Percentile Wage
$42,330
50th Percentile Wage
$53,920
75th Percentile Wage
$64,510
90th Percentile Wage
$80,890

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for construction and building inspectors in Texas in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $80,890. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $53,920. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $33,670.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$16.19
25th Percentile Wage
$20.35
50th Percentile Wage
$25.92
75th Percentile Wage
$31.01
90th Percentile Wage
$38.89

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for construction and building inspectors in Texas in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $38.89. The median hourly salary is $25.92. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $16.19.

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
201653,9200.98%4.38%
201553,390-0.75%-
201453,7903.38%-
201351,9700.79%-
201251,560--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of construction and building inspectors in some Texas cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of construction and building inspectors in state of Texas ranges from $35,520 to $59,820. The highest paying area for construction and building inspectors in Texas is Beaumont-Port Arthur with a median annual salary of $59,820. The second highest paying city/area in Texas State is Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown (mean annual salary $58,840). The lowest paying area is Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $35,520.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Beaumont-Port Arthur
$59,820
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown
$58,840
Lubbock
$56,710
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos
$56,300
Abilene
$54,080
San Antonio-New Braunfels
$53,870
Corpus Christi
$52,480
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$52,130
Southern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$52,070
Fort Worth-Arlington
$51,800
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington
$51,280
Dallas-Plano-Irving
$51,060
Longview
$50,850
Amarillo
$50,170
Texarkana-Texarkana
$50,030
Central Texas nonmetropolitan area
$47,860
El Paso
$47,450
Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood
$46,940
San Angelo
$45,070
College Station-Bryan
$42,230
Laredo
$40,880
Brownsville-Harlingen
$38,940
Waco
$38,730
Gulf Coast Texas nonmetropolitan area
$37,960
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission
$37,930
North Central Texas nonmetropolitan area
$36,850
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$35,520


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