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 amongst Washington 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Construction and Building Inspectors in Washington

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$48,900
25th Percentile Wage
$61,910
50th Percentile Wage
$73,750
75th Percentile Wage
$87,420
90th Percentile Wage
$100,850

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 $100,850. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $73,750. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $48,900.

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
$73,750
0.95% 10.37%
2016
$73,050
5.86% -
2015
$68,770
0.16% -
2014
$68,660
2.00% -
2013
$67,290
1.77% -
2012
$66,100
- -

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 $48,060 to $79,010. The highest paying area for construction and building inspectors in Washington is Mount Vernon-Anacortes with a median annual salary of $79,010. The second highest paying city/area in Washington State is Seattle-Bellevue-Everett (mean annual salary $78,460). The lowest paying area is Central Washington nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $48,060.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Mount Vernon-Anacortes
$79,010
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett
$78,460
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue
$77,950
Tacoma
$75,290
Olympia
$74,240
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro
$74,030
Bremerton-Silverdale
$70,680
Kennewick-Pasco-Richland
$70,680
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$70,680
Bellingham
$67,290
Wenatchee-East Wenatchee
$63,160
Spokane
$59,660
Yakima
$55,820
Southwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$54,520
Northwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$51,840
Central Washington nonmetropolitan area
$48,060




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