Construction & building inspectors

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Total Workforce

88.3k

Average Age

48.3

Estimated Job Growth

10.1%

10-year projection

Average Salary

$59,042

Average Male Salary

$59,736

Average Female Salary

$55,307

About

Construction & building inspectors are most often employed by the Construction industry. The average yearly wage for Construction & building inspectors was $59,042 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Construction & building inspectors by wage are Logisticians, Derrick, rotary drill, & service unit operators, & roustabouts, oil, gas, & mining, and Editors.

Construction & building inspectors are part of the Construction & Extraction Occupations, along with Firstline supervisors of construction trades & extraction workers, Boilermakers, Carpenters, Carpet, floor, & tile installers & finishers, Cement masons, concrete finishers, & terrazzo workers, Construction laborers, Paving, surfacing, & tamping equipment operators, Construction equipment operators except paving, surfacing, & tamping equipment operators, Drywall installers, ceiling tile installers, & tapers, Electricians, Glaziers, Insulation workers, Painters & paperhangers, Pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, & steamfitters, Plasterers & stucco masons, Roofers, Sheet metal workers, Structural iron & steel workers, Brickmasons, blockmasons, stonemasons, & reinforcing iron & rebar workers, Helpers, construction trades, Construction & building inspectors, Elevator installers & repairers, Fence erectors, Hazardous materials removal workers, Highway maintenance workers, Railtrack laying & maintenance equipment operators, Earth drillers, except oil & gas, Explosives workers, ordnance handling experts, & blasters, Mining machine operators, Miscellaneous extraction workers, including roof bolters & helpers, Derrick, rotary drill, & service unit operators, & roustabouts, oil, gas, & mining, and Miscellaneous construction workers, including solar photovoltaic installers, septic tank servicers & sewer pipe cleaners

The top 3 locations that employ the most Construction & building inspectors are . The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Construction & building inspectors are .

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Construction & building inspectors and on wages and locations for those in the field. Construction is the industry that employs the most Construction & building inspectors, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Construction & building inspectors, by average wage, is Electric power generation, transmission & distribution. Construction & building inspectors are paid most in Fort Lauderdale City (Central) PUMA, FL but are relatively concentrated in false.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$59,042

AVERAGE SALARY

± $3,470

In 2017, Construction & building inspectors earned an average of $59,042, $6,977 more than than the average national salary of $52,065.

Derrick, rotary drill, & service unit operators, & roustabouts, oil, gas, & mining make somewhat more than Construction & building inspectors while Logisticians make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Construction & building inspectors as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.297

WAGE GINI

In 2017, Construction & building inspectors had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.297, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Construction & building inspectors (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Construction & building inspectors.

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Spatial Concentration

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Construction & building inspectors.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Construction & building inspectors, by number of employees, are Construction, Architectural, engineering & related services, and Administration of economic programs & space research.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Construction & building inspectors, by average wage, are Electric power generation, transmission & distribution, Elementary & secondary schools, and Construction.

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Industries by Share

88.3k

2017 Workforce

± 7,293

3.27%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 11.4%

The number of people employed as Construction & building inspectors has been growing at a rate of 3.27%, from 85,503 people in 2016 to 88,300 people in 2017.

This graphic shows the share of Construction & building inspectors employed by various industries. Construction employs the largest share of Construction & building inspectors at  34.8%, followed by Architectural, engineering & related services with 20.7% and Administration of economic programs & space research with 15.8%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Construction & building inspectors in the US. The average age of male Construction & building inspectors in the workforce is 49.1 and of female Construction & building inspectors is 44.2, and the most common race/ethnicity for Construction & building inspectors is White.

Gender Composition

74.5k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 6,698

13.8k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 2,888

84.3% of Construction & building inspectors are Male, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Construction & building inspectors.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Construction & building inspectors

  1. White

  2. Black

  3. Asian

79.5% of Construction & building inspectors are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 9.68% of Construction & building inspectors, Black is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Construction & building inspectors.

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Age by Gender

49.1

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 1.19

44.2

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 2.6

The median age of Construction & building inspectors is 48.3, and Male employees are generally 4.9 years older than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Construction & building inspectors from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Construction & building inspectors is Engineering but a relatively high number of Construction & building inspectors hold a major in Construction.

Majors

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Construction & building inspectors from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Construction & building inspectors need many skills, but most especially Reading Comprehension, Critical Thinking, and Active Listening. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Construction & building inspectors need more than the average amount of Quality Control Analysis, Mathematics, and Science.

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Growth Projections

Projections on wages and job growth for Construction & building inspectors from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 7.4%, but Construction & building inspectors are expected to see a growth of 10.1% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow higher than the national average.

Job Growth

10.1%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

7.4%

NATIONAL AVERAGE

This line chart shows the 10-year projected employment growth (from 2016 to 2026) for Construction & building inspectors. This profession is expected to grow faster than 7.4%, the average rate of national job growth.

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