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Salary, Wages, Pay: Construction and Building Inspectors




Median annual earnings of construction and building inspectors were $41,620 in 2002. The median hourly earnings were $20.01. The middle 50 percent earned between $15.81 and $25.05. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $12.53, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $30.10. Median annual earnings in the industries employing the largest numbers of construction and building inspectors in 2002 were:

Local government $42,260
Architectural, engineering, and related services 40,770
State government 39,610

Generally, building inspectors, including plan examiners, earn the highest salaries. Salaries in large metropolitan areas are substantially higher than those in small jurisdictions.