The salary statistics of construction and building inspectors are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of construction and building inspectors within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The construction and building inspectors annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage||$35,220|
|25th Percentile Wage||$45,360|
|50th Percentile Wage||$59,090|
|75th Percentile Wage||$76,260|
|90th Percentile Wage||$95,340|
Table 1 shows the average annual salary for construction and building inspectors. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) construction and building inspectors is $95,340. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $59,090. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $35,220. Take note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 170% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.
The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of construction and building inspectors from 2012 to 2017.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||5-Year Growth|
The average salaries of construction and building inspectors in 15 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for construction and building inspectors occupations is the utilities sector with an annual salary $78,980. The lowest paying sector is the health care and social assistance sector (annual salary $42,660).
|Industry Sector||Median Annual Salary|
|Transportation and Warehousing|| |
|Management of Companies and Enterprises|| |
|Educational Services|| |
|Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services|| |
|Federal, State, and Local Government|| |
|Finance and Insurance|| |
|Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services|| |
|Wholesale Trade|| |
|Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)|| |
|Real Estate and Rental and Leasing|| |
|Health Care and Social Assistance|| |
From the above tables we note that not only construction and building inspectors salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of construction and building inspectors in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $22,530 to $87,790. The highest paying state for construction and building inspectors is California with a median annual salary of $87,790. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $22,530. For more salary information of construction and building inspectors profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.
|State Name||Median Annual Salary|
|District of Columbia|| |
|New Jersey|| |
|New York|| |
|North Dakota|| |
|Rhode Island|| |
|New Hampshire|| |
|North Carolina|| |
|New Mexico|| |
|South Carolina|| |
|South Dakota|| |
|West Virginia|| |
|Puerto Rico|| |