Construction & building inspectors

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Total Workforce

85.8k

Average Age

49

Average Salary

$57,054

Average Male Salary

$58,785

Average Female Salary

$42,331

About

Construction & building inspectors are most often employed by the Construction industry. The average yearly wage for Construction & building inspectors was $57,054 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Construction & building inspectors by wage are Tax examiners & collectors, & revenue agents, Other engineering technologists and technicians, except drafters, and Electricians.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Construction & building inspectors are San Juan Municipio (Noroeste) PUMA, PR and Point Pleasant Borough PUMA, NJ. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Construction & building inspectors are San Juan Municipio (Noroeste) PUMA, PR and Point Pleasant Borough PUMA, NJ.

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 Water, steam, air-conditioning, & irrigation systems. Construction & building inspectors are paid most in Fort Lauderdale City (Central) PUMA, FL but are relatively concentrated in San Juan Municipio (Noroeste) PUMA, PR.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$57,054

AVERAGE SALARY

± $2,983

In 2018, Construction & building inspectors earned an average of $57,054, $3,166 more than than the average national salary of $53,888.

Tax examiners & collectors, & revenue agents make somewhat more than Construction & building inspectors while Electricians 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

0.3

WAGE GINI

In 2018, Construction & building inspectors had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.3, 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

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

85.8k

2018 Workforce

± 7,188

-2.88%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 12.1%

The number of people employed as Construction & building inspectors has been declining at a rate of -2.88%, from 88,300 people in 2017 to 85,759 people in 2018.

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 22.2% and Administration of economic programs & space research with 15.2%.

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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 49.2 and of female Construction & building inspectors is 47, and the most common race/ethnicity for Construction & building inspectors is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

76.7k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 6,799

9.02k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 2,332

89.5% 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. Black (Non-Hispanic)

  3. White (Hispanic)

75% of Construction & building inspectors are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 9.39% of Construction & building inspectors, Black (Non-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

49.2

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 1.26

47

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 3.73

The median age of Construction & building inspectors is 49, and Male employees are generally 2.29 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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