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Construction Inspectors

Construction Inspector—Career Q&A: Professional Advice and Insight

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Construction inspectors work for federal, state, and local governments. Their job is to examine the construction, alteration, or repair of highways, streets, sewer and water systems, dams, bridges, buildings, and other structures to ensure that they comply with building codes and ordinances, zoning regulations, and contract specifications. Approximately 117,300 construction and building inspectors work in the United States.

Salary Range

$25,000 to $100,000

Minimum Education Level

Some Postsecondary Training




Faster than the Average
Personality Traits


Hands On


Career Ladder
Supervisory Construction Inspector or Consultant

Experienced Construction Inspector

Entry-Level Construction Inspector

Estimator or Apprentice

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