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 among Texas 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 Texas

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$31,830
25th Percentile Wage
$42,800
50th Percentile Wage
$55,550
75th Percentile Wage
$69,360
90th Percentile Wage
$86,600

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 $86,600. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $55,550. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $31,830.

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
$55,550
2.93% 7.18%
2016
$53,920
0.98% -
2015
$53,390
-0.75% -
2014
$53,790
3.38% -
2013
$51,970
0.79% -
2012
$51,560
- -

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 $35,230 to $62,350. The highest paying area for construction and building inspectors in Texas is Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown with a median annual salary of $62,350. The second highest paying city/area in Texas State is Tyler (mean annual salary $62,300). The lowest paying area is Laredo with a median annual salary of $35,230.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown
$62,350
Tyler
$62,300
Wichita Falls
$61,980
Beaumont-Port Arthur
$60,850
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$59,750
Odessa
$58,580
Fort Worth-Arlington
$57,000
Corpus Christi
$56,270
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos
$56,000
Lubbock
$54,340
Amarillo
$53,660
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington
$53,320
Abilene
$52,550
Dallas-Plano-Irving
$52,270
Southern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$52,070
Longview
$50,100
San Antonio-New Braunfels
$49,800
Central Texas nonmetropolitan area
$48,440
El Paso
$47,460
Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood
$46,060
Texarkana-Texarkana
$45,940
San Angelo
$45,070
Sherman-Denison
$44,720
College Station-Bryan
$42,230
North Central Texas nonmetropolitan area
$42,090
Waco
$40,490
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$39,760
Gulf Coast Texas nonmetropolitan area
$39,680
Brownsville-Harlingen
$37,910
Victoria
$37,720
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission
$37,510
Laredo
$35,230




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