Occupational Employment Statistics


47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors

Inspect structures using engineering skills to determine structural soundness and compliance with specifications, building codes, and other regulations. Inspections may be general in nature or may be limited to a specific area, such as electrical systems or plumbing.

Geography EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Northwest Minnesota 11010$25.58/hr$17.64/hr$20.42/hr$24.33/hr$30.23/hr$35.90/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Trade, Transportation and UtilitiesN/AN/A
Financial ActivitiesN/AN/A
Professional and Business Services240$29.09/hr
Education and Health Services20$40.08/hr
Other ServicesN/AN/A
Public Administration770$35.27/hr
Geography EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Northeast Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Rochester MN MSA 10$38.05/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 10$30.80/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 30$31.41/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 30$32.95/hr6.3%
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 30N/AN/A
Southwest Balance of State 40$26.92/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 40$33.73/hr4.8%
Fargo ND-MN MSA 50$23.80/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 80$23.54/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 90$33.82/hr7.0%
Central Minnesota 110$29.95/hr19.6%
Northwest Minnesota 110$24.33/hr6.4%
Duluth MN-WI MSA 110$31.59/hrN/A
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 720$35.58/hr11.4%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 780$35.07/hrN/A
Minnesota 1,070$33.58/hr10.0%

Occupations EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Occupational Health and Safety Technicians 230$25.51/hr6.2%
Fire Inspectors and Investigators 120$34.76/hr7.5%
Civil Engineering Technicians 2,040$30.64/hr9.6%

  • Maintain daily logs and supplement inspection records with photographs.
  • Inspect facilities or installations to determine their environmental impact.
  • Inspect bridges, dams, highways, buildings, wiring, plumbing, electrical circuits, sewers, heating systems, or foundations during and after construction for structural quality, general safety, or conformance to specifications and codes.
  • Evaluate project details to ensure adherence to environmental regulations.
  • Review and interpret plans, blueprints, site layouts, specifications, or construction methods to ensure compliance to legal requirements and safety regulations.
  • Conduct inspections, using survey instruments, metering devices, tape measures, or test equipment.
  • Measure dimensions and verify level, alignment, or elevation of structures or fixtures to ensure compliance to building plans and codes.
  • Monitor installation of plumbing, wiring, equipment, or appliances to ensure that installation is performed properly and is in compliance with applicable regulations.
  • Confer with owners, violators, or authorities to explain regulations or recommend remedial actions.
  • Conduct inspections, using survey instruments, metering devices, tape measures, or test equipment.