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Bridge Inspector Salary

$37,577 (USD)

Average Salary

$18/hr

Average Hourly

$579

Average Bonus

Last updated: December 15, 2019

The average pay for a Bridge Inspector is $37,577 a year and $18 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Bridge Inspector is between $28,479 and $45,108. On average, a Master's Degree is the highest level of education for a Bridge Inspector. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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Description:
  • Inspects railroad bridges, trestles, culverts, and waterways to detect damage or wear and to ensure structures conform to safety regulations, building codes, and railroad engineering specifications: inspects waterways to determine need for cleaning, straightening, or enlargement.
  • Inspects masonry in tunnels, culverts, and waterways to detect cracks in concrete or signs of settlement.
  • Verifies alignment of bridge with road track, using levels and similar gauging instruments.
  • Observes installation of guardrails on bridges to ensure construction according to specifications.
  • Inspects fire protection equipment, such as fire alarms, sprinkler systems, and water barrels, on bridges and in tunnels.
  • Determines need for repainting structures to prevent rust or excessive weathering.
  • Measures clearance between bridges and roads to ensure sufficient clearance for passage of vehicles, in accordance with local building codes and specifications.
  • Inspects piles, posts, and timbers to determine if decayed, split, or crooked.
  • Strikes wooden supports with hammer and listens for sounds indicating decay.
  • Inspects bolts and rivets at joints of floor beams, stringers, and panel points to ensure they are securely fastened.
  • Inspects steel girders to detect buckling.
  • Inspects drainage systems to detect obstructions.
  • Inspects inside of tunnels to detect excessive vegetation growth.
  • Prepares reports of findings, noting location and type of structure, defect, and extent of damage.
Bridge Inspector Job Prevalence in the United States

Job family: Construction and Building Inspectors

Job family population: 104,090

Estimated population of Bridge Inspector jobs: 130

Rate of error: 1.3%

Estimated salary in 2024:
$43,562
5 Year Change:
16 %
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Bridge Inspector Job Listings for United States

Resident Engineer / Bridge Inspector 19-00866
Nov 4
Rockford, IL, USA
ESPO Engineering Corp
Resident Engineer / Bridge Inspector Location: Rockford, IL Pay Rate: $40.00/hr. Duration of Job: contract and/or possible direct hire Professional Resident Engineer with five or more years of ...
NBIS Bridge Inspector Team Leader
Nov 14
Baltimore, MD, USA
EBA Engineering Inc.
This is a great opportunity to join EBA's structural team as an NBIS (National Bridge Inspection Standards) Bridge Inspection Team Leader in our Virginia office. The structural engineer will perform ...
Bridge Inspection Local Office TEC Lead Engineer
Oct 26
Briarcliff Manor, United States
WSP-Parsons Brinckerhoff
Bridge Inspection Local Office TEC Lead Engineer (ID# 43848) Briarcliff Manor, NY Category: Inspection Job Type: Full Time Minimum Experience: 10 Required Education: Bachelor's Degree Job Description ...
Construction Inspector
Dec 11
Jacksonville, FL, USA
Superior Skilled Trades
Bridge Inspector, Concrete Inspector, Environmental Inspector, Civil Construction Inspector. Construction engineering and inspection responsibilities may include, but are not limited to: · ...
Senior Bridge Engineer
Dec 3
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Euthenics, Inc.
... in Design and Inspection • Project Management Experience • Experience with Structural ... in bridge inspection and load ratings, working knowledge of Microstation and AutoCAD, and ...

The average pay for a Bridge Inspector is $37,577 a year and $18 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Bridge Inspector is between $28,479 and $45,108. On average, a Master's Degree is the highest level of education for a Bridge Inspector. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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Resident Engineer / Bridge Inspector 19-00866
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NBIS Bridge Inspector Team Leader
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Baltimore, MD, USA
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This is a great opportunity to join EBA's structural team as an NBIS (National Bridge Inspection Standards) Bridge Inspection Team Leader in our Virginia office. The structural engineer will perform ...
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