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Construction Inspectors

Earnings

The U.S. Department of Labor reports the median annual income for construction and building inspectors was $57,340 in May 2015. The lowest paid 10 percent of these workers had annual earnings of less than $34,800; the highest paid 10 percent made more than $91,600. Earnings vary based on the inspector's experience, the type of employer, and the location of the work. Salaries are higher in the Northeast, some states in the upper Midwest, and in the West than in the South and are considerably higher in large metropolitan areas. Building inspectors earn slightly more than other inspectors.

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