Updated Sep 15, 2022

How much does an Inspector make?

Updated Sep 15, 2022

Experience

Industry

$39,569 / yrTotal Pay
$37,526 / yrBase Pay
$2,043 / yrAdditional Pay

$39,569

 / yr
$26K$59K
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The estimated total pay for a Inspector is $39,569 per year in the United States area, with an average salary of $37,526 per year. These numbers represent the median, which is the midpoint of the ranges from our proprietary Total Pay Estimate model and based on salaries collected from our users. The estimated additional pay is $2,043 per year. Additional pay could include cash bonus, commission, tips, and profit sharing. The "Most Likely Range" represents values that exist within the 25th and 75th percentile of all pay data available for this role.

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Related Job Titles

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Some related job titles are Inspection Salaries with median pay of $38,055, Insurance Inspector Salaries with median pay of $75,217, Investigator Salaries with median pay of $61,561, Boiler Inspector Salaries with median pay of $42,267.

Top Paying Companies

For an Inspector in United States

Below is the total pay for the top 10 highest paying companies for an Inspector in United States. Employers include US Department of Energy, United States Federal Government and Con Edison.

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US Department of Energy
US Department of Energy
$84,202/yr
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Top Paying Industries

For an Inspector in United States

The top 5 paying industries for an Inspector in United States are Financial Services with a median total pay of $75,153, Government & Public Administration with a median total pay of $65,371, Energy, Mining & Utilities with a median total pay of $61,201, Aerospace & Defense with a median total pay of $56,777, and Construction, Repair & Maintenance Services with a median total pay of $54,337.

IndustryTotal PayTotal Pay Insight
  • Financial ServicesFinancial Services$75,153

    29% Higher than other industries

  • Government & Public AdministrationGovernment & Public Administration$65,371

    19% Higher than other industries

  • Energy, Mining & UtilitiesEnergy, Mining & Utilities$61,201

    13% Higher than other industries

  • Aerospace & DefenseAerospace & Defense$56,777

    7% Higher than other industries

  • Construction, Repair & Maintenance ServicesConstruction, Repair & Maintenance Services$54,337

    2% Higher than other industries

Financial Services

The top paying company in Financial Services for Inspector is Public Company Accounting Oversight Board.

Public Company Accounting Oversight BoardPublic Company Accounting Oversight Board$75,153/yr

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Quality Inspector

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$16

/hr

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1-3 years
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Code Compliance Inspector

United States of America

 | 15+ years

$55,160

/yr

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15+ years
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Quality Inspector

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$41

/hr

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1-3 years
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Inspector

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$75,200

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

4-6 years
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Construction Inspector

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$24

/hr

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1-3 years
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Special Inspector

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$25

/hr

SubmittedYesterday

4-6 years
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Fire Inspector

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$27

/hr

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1-3 years
Yesterday

Inspector pay FAQ

The national average salary for an Inspector is $37,526 per year in United States. Filter by location to see an Inspector salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 4658 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by an Inspector employees.

The highest salary for an Inspector in United States is $55,659 per year.

The lowest salary for an Inspector in United States is $25,301 per year.

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