Construction and Building Inspectors Salary Information in Washington

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$48,380
25th Percentile Wage
$61,100
50th Percentile Wage
$73,050
75th Percentile Wage
$86,470
90th Percentile Wage
$99,940

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for construction and building inspectors in Washington in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $99,940. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $73,050. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $48,380.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$23.26
25th Percentile Wage
$29.37
50th Percentile Wage
$35.11
75th Percentile Wage
$41.57
90th Percentile Wage
$48.05

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for construction and building inspectors in Washington in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $48.05. The median hourly salary is $35.11. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $23.26.

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
201673,0505.86%9.51%
201568,7700.16%-
201468,6602.00%-
201367,2901.77%-
201266,100--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of construction and building inspectors in some Washington cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of construction and building inspectors in state of Washington ranges from $48,870 to $77,990. The highest paying area for construction and building inspectors in Washington is Seattle-Bellevue-Everett with a median annual salary of $77,990. The second highest paying city/area in Washington State is Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue (mean annual salary $77,310). The lowest paying area is Central Washington nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $48,870.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett
$77,990
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue
$77,310
Tacoma
$74,020
Olympia
$69,970
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro
$69,580
Bremerton-Silverdale
$68,600
Kennewick-Pasco-Richland
$67,710
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$67,040
Bellingham
$64,700
Wenatchee-East Wenatchee
$62,810
Spokane
$59,140
Northwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$56,090
Southwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$51,730
Central Washington nonmetropolitan area
$48,870


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