Career Profile

Construction & Building Inspectors

Education High school diploma or equivalent
This is the typical education required for an entry-level position.
Earnings $79,600
This is the typical median salary earned for an entry-level position.

Construction and building inspectors ensure that construction meets building codes and ordinances, zoning regulations, and contract specifications.

General Information

Inspect structures using engineering skills to determine structural soundness and compliance with specifications, building codes, and other regulations. Inspections may be general in nature or may be limited to a specific area, such as electrical systems or plumbing.

Construction & Building Inspectors

Occupational Outlook

For the Rural Capital Area


Job Opportunities

Over the next five years, an average of 55 openings per year are projected for Construction & Building Inspectors.


Employment Change

Employment for Construction & Building Inspectors is forecasted to increase on par with the regional average by 10.6% between 2022 and 2027.


Earnings Potential

An average worker in this occupation is paid $38.25/hour. Entry level workers are paid $23.18, while experienced workers are paid $45.79. The median wage is significantly above average regional wages across occupations.

Local Employment Opportunities

There are 381 Construction & Building Inspectors in the RCA region. By 2027 this number could reach 421.

Top 5 Employing Industries, Locally

The top industries employing Construction & Building Inspectors are Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services, Executive, Legislative, and Other General Government Support, and Justice, Public Order, and Safety Activities.

Knowledge Areas

The top most significant knowledge categories for Construction & Building Inspectors include Building and Construction, English Language, and Customer and Personal Service.

Educational Attainment Patterns

The most common level of education for Construction & Building Inspectors is HS diploma or less. 42% of people employed in these roles have some form of college degree.

Sources: BLS   JobsEQ®   ONET