How much does a Building Inspector make in the United States? The average Building Inspector salary in the United States is $59,477 as of November 23, 2022, but the range typically falls between $50,624 and $68,262. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, helps you determine your exact pay target. 

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Job Description for Building Inspector

Building Inspector inspects initial construction and additional repairs to ensure adherence to contract specifications, building ordinances, and zoning laws. May be assigned to residential or commercial structures. Being a Building Inspector may require an advanced degree. Typically reports to supervisor or manager. The Building Inspector works on projects/matters of limited complexity in a support role. Work is closely managed. To be a Building Inspector typically requires 0-2 years of related experience. (Copyright 2022 View full job description

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Skills associated with Building Inspector: Reading Blueprints/Diagrams, Construction Site Inspection, Construction Site Safety, Building Codes

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