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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors

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.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
104,090 1.3 % $30.36 $63,150 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $17.04 $22.08 $28.70 $37.21 $46.79
Annual Wage (2) $35,440 $45,920 $59,700 $77,400 $97,310


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 43,030 0.79 $29.85 $62,080
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 31,790 2.19 $30.70 $63,860
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 5,330 0.24 $27.97 $58,180
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 2,560 0.35 $34.21 $71,160
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 2,380 0.17 $30.02 $62,450

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 31,790 2.19 $30.70 $63,860
Natural Gas Distribution 980 0.90 $38.93 $80,960
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 43,030 0.79 $29.85 $62,080
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 2,560 0.35 $34.21 $71,160
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction 390 0.33 $40.50 $84,250

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 710 0.18 $43.19 $89,830
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction 390 0.33 $40.50 $84,250
Land Subdivision (8) (8) $39.68 $82,530
Natural Gas Distribution 980 0.90 $38.93 $80,960
Rail Transportation 240 0.10 $37.96 $78,960


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Texas 10,430 0.86 1.20 $28.78 $59,870
California 10,180 0.60 0.83 $43.12 $89,680
New York 8,340 0.89 1.24 $31.81 $66,160
Florida 7,090 0.82 1.15 $28.29 $58,840
Pennsylvania 5,470 0.94 1.30 $27.60 $57,400




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Oklahoma 2,220 1.39 1.94 $26.25 $54,590
Hawaii 780 1.21 1.68 $31.30 $65,100
New Jersey 4,600 1.14 1.58 $31.21 $64,920
Virginia 4,340 1.13 1.57 $28.93 $60,170
Delaware 490 1.09 1.52 $29.07 $60,460




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 10,180 0.60 0.83 $43.12 $89,680
North Dakota 250 0.59 0.82 $40.89 $85,040
Alaska 230 0.72 1.00 $40.04 $83,270
District of Columbia 290 0.40 0.56 $38.71 $80,530
Washington 2,870 0.88 1.22 $36.81 $76,570





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 8,510 0.90 1.25 $32.62 $67,840
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 3,480 1.17 1.62 $32.44 $67,470
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 3,390 0.55 0.77 $43.81 $91,120
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 3,250 1.04 1.44 $32.78 $68,170
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 3,110 0.87 1.21 $28.30 $58,870
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 2,710 0.95 1.32 $30.42 $63,270
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 2,280 0.88 1.22 $32.61 $67,830
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 1,940 0.42 0.58 $31.98 $66,520
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 1,750 0.88 1.23 $39.08 $81,290
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 1,750 0.63 0.88 $33.08 $68,810