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.

Construction and Building Inspectors

About this Career Path

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.

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Environment

Construction and building inspectors spend considerable time inspecting worksites, alone or as part of a team. Some inspectors may have to climb ladders or crawl in tight spaces. Most work full time during regular business hours.

Salary Breakdown

Construction and Building Inspectors

$66,470

AVERAGE ANNUALLY

$37,850

ENTRY LEVEL

$62,860

MID LEVEL

$101,170

EXPERT LEVEL

Current Available & Projected Jobs

Construction and Building Inspectors

2,062

Current Available Jobs

125,600

Projected job openings through 2030

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Top Expected Tasks

Construction and Building Inspectors

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Construction and Building Inspectors

K

KNOWLEDGE

Building and Construction

K

KNOWLEDGE

Customer and Personal Service

K

KNOWLEDGE

Mathematics

K

KNOWLEDGE

Engineering and Technology

K

KNOWLEDGE

Design

S

SKILL

Active Listening

S

SKILL

Reading Comprehension

S

SKILL

Speaking

S

SKILL

Critical Thinking

S

SKILL

Complex Problem Solving

A

ABILITY

Problem Sensitivity

A

ABILITY

Inductive Reasoning

A

ABILITY

Deductive Reasoning

A

ABILITY

Oral Comprehension

A

ABILITY

Oral Expression