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Bridge Inspector Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$39,500 (USD)

Average Salary

$19/hr

Average Hourly

$608

Average Bonus

Last updated: June 24, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Bridge Inspector is $39,500 a year and $19 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Bridge Inspector is between $29,937 and $47,417. 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 Chicago, Illinois.

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Job Summary

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 Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Construction and Building Inspectors

Job family population: 98,810

Estimated population of Bridge Inspector jobs: 124

Rate of error: 1.3%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
$45,791
5 Year Change:
16 %

Education

Skills

Skills data not available for this job

About Chicago, Illinois

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Description: Chicago ( (listen), locally also ), officially the City of Chicago, is the most populous city in Illinois, as well as the third most populous city in the United States. With an estimated population of 2,705,994 (2018), it is the most populous city in the Midwest. Chicago is the principal city of the Chicago metropolitan area, often referred to as Chicagoland, and the county seat of Cook County, the second most populous county in the United States. The metropolitan area, at nearly 10 million people, is the third-largest in the United States. Located on the shores of freshwater Lake Michigan, Chicago was incorporated...

Bridge Inspector Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

QC Auditor/Inspector
May 20
East Chicago, IN, USA
Hoist Material Handling Inc.
The function of Inspector performs a variety of tasks to ensure finished product meet customer ... bridge cranes to bring products and materials to an appropriate location. · Other duties as ...
Underwriter
May 13
Chicago, IL, USA
Barnett Capital LTD
Review construction draw inspection reports from third-party inspectors in order to determine how ... bridge loans. Barnett Capital's mission has been to deploy its capital in a "value" investing ...
QA Lab Technician-mid shift
Jun 7
Chicago, IL, USA
Daubert Chemical Company, Inc.
Note: this position is the bridge between 1st and 2nd shift and must have the ability to come in ... Perform tests and inspections in an efficient and accurate manner to facilitate manufacturing ...
Underwriter
May 8
Northbrook, IL, USA
Barnett Capital LTD
Review construction draw inspection reports from third-party inspectors in order to determine how ... bridge loans. Barnett Capital's mission has been to deploy its capital in a "value" investing ...
Underwriter
May 13
Palatine, IL, USA
Barnett Capital LTD
Review construction draw inspection reports from third-party inspectors in order to determine how ... bridge loans. Barnett Capital's mission has been to deploy its capital in a "value" investing ...
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