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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 Click link for Career Profile EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Northwest Minnesota 9012$31.60/hr$24.57/hr$24.57/hr$28.27/hr$38.95/hr$45.52/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Trade, Transportation and UtilitiesN/AN/A
Financial Activities30$44.05/hr
Professional and Business Services170$24.83/hr
Education and Health Services30$29.17/hr
Public Administration920$40.26/hr
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Northeast Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 20$34.02/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 20$36.47/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 20$37.32/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 30$35.33/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 30$37.32/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 30$36.95/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 40$41.64/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 50$33.53/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 60$37.94/hr-6.3%
Northwest Balance of State 70$25.84/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 70$38.61/hr-1.4%
Duluth MN-WI MSA 90$32.14/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 90$32.14/hr-1.6%
Northwest Minnesota 90$28.27/hr-9.1%
Central Minnesota 100$37.32/hr-4.1%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 720$41.29/hr-6.7%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 830$40.26/hrN/A
Minnesota 1,190$39.04/hr-4.8%

Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Power Distributors and Dispatchers 170$46.51/hr-10.1%
Traffic Technicians 40$35.36/hrN/A
First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 10,600$42.89/hr4.9%

  • Quantify energy consumption to establish baselines for energy use or need.
  • Maintain daily logs and supplement inspection records with photographs.
  • Issue permits for construction, relocation, demolition, or occupancy.
  • 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.
  • Measure dimensions and verify level, alignment, or elevation of structures or fixtures to ensure compliance to building plans and codes.
  • Determine patterns of building use to show annual or monthly needs for heating, cooling, lighting, or other energy needs.
  • Monitor installation of plumbing, wiring, equipment, or appliances to ensure that installation is performed properly and is in compliance with applicable regulations.
  • Calculate potential for energy savings.
  • Recommend energy-efficient technologies or alternate energy sources.
  • Oversee installation of equipment such as water heater wraps, pipe insulation, weatherstripping, door sweeps, or low-flow showerheads to improve energy efficiency.