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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 91,480 construction and building inspectors work in the United States.

Salary Range

$25,000 to $100,000

Minimum Education Level

Some Postsecondary Training

Certification/License

Required

Outlook

About as Fast as the Average
Personality Traits

Curious

Hands On

Technical

Career Ladder
Supervisory Construction Inspector or Consultant

Experienced Construction Inspector

Entry-Level Construction Inspector

Estimator or Apprentice

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