Construction & building inspectors

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2019 Workforce
95.7k
Average Age
49
Estimated Job Growth
10.1%
10-year projection
Average Salary
$60,697
Average Male Salary
$61,370
Average Female Salary
$54,651

About

Construction & building inspectors are most often employed by the Construction industry. The average yearly wage for Construction & building inspectors was $60,697 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Construction & building inspectors by wage are Claims adjusters, appraisers, examiners, & investigators, Speechlanguage pathologists, and Statistical assistants.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Construction & building inspectors are Geauga & Lake (South) Counties PUMA, OH. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Construction & building inspectors are Geauga & Lake (South) Counties PUMA, OH.

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 National security & international affairs. Construction & building inspectors are paid most in Huntington Beach City PUMA, CA but are relatively concentrated in Geauga & Lake (South) Counties PUMA, OH.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$60,697
AVERAGE SALARY
± $3,333

In 2019, Construction & building inspectors earned an average of $60,697, $5,173 more than than the average national salary of $55,524.

Speechlanguage pathologists make somewhat more than Construction & building inspectors while Claims adjusters, appraisers, examiners, & investigators 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

0.321
WAGE GINI

In 2015, Construction & building inspectors had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.321, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. 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

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Construction & building inspectors

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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Industries by Share

95.7k
2019 Workforce
± 7,594
11.6%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 10.3%

The number of people employed as Construction & building inspectors has been growing at a rate of 11.6%, from 85,759 people in 2018 to 95,738 people in 2019.

This graphic shows the share of Construction & building inspectors employed by various industries. Construction employs the largest share of Construction & building inspectors at  35.8%, followed by Architectural, engineering & related services with 27.1% and Administration of economic programs & space research with 16.7%.

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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 49.3 and of female Construction & building inspectors is 46.2, and the most common race/ethnicity for Construction & building inspectors is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

86.1k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 7,204
9.6k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 2,406

90% 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 (Non-Hispanic)
  2. White (Hispanic)
  3. Black (Non-Hispanic)

72.3% of Construction & building inspectors are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 9.67% of Construction & building inspectors, White (Hispanic) 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

49.3
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 1.14
46.2
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 3.4

The median age of Construction & building inspectors is 49, and Male employees are generally 3.16 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 and Active Listening. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Construction & building inspectors need more than the average amount of Quality Control Analysis, Science, and Troubleshooting.

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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 6.85%, 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
6.85%
NATIONAL AVERAGE

This line chart shows the 10-year projected employment growth (from 2018 to 2028) for Construction & building inspectors. This profession is expected to grow faster than 6.85%, the average rate of national job growth.

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