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Building Inspector Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$67,223 (USD)

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Last updated: June 24, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Building Inspector is $67,223 a year and $32 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Building Inspector is between $48,555 and $82,749. On average, a Bachelor's Degree is the highest level of education for a Building 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

  • Inspects buildings to determine fire insurance rates: examines building for type of construction, condition of roof, and fireproofing.
  • Determines risk represented by adjoining buildings, by nature of business, and building contents.
  • Determines availability of fireplugs and firefighting equipment.
  • Completes inspection report.
  • May compute insurance rate.
Building Inspector Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Construction and Building Inspectors

Job family population: 98,810

Estimated population of Building Inspector jobs: 9,288

Rate of error: 1.3%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %



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...

Building Inspector Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

New Home Quality Inspector
Jun 3
Aurora, IL, USA
2M Quality, LLC
While a county building inspection is looking at construction passing minimum building code, a 2M Quality inspection makes sure the home's workmanship is top-notch. For example, a building inspector ...
Device Building
Jun 7
McHenry County, IL, USA
Express Employment Professionals
Our Device Builders help to monitor productions, collect data, trains packers, and inspectors ... Whether you're looking for a short-term job to supplement your income or you're building a new ...
Construction Inspector
Jun 4
Chicago, IL, USA
PDF Engineering is seeking a Construction Inspector for work on infrastructure projects in Chicago Responsibilities include: * Review the work site for safety and conformance with approved traffic ...
Property Manager, High-Rise Condominium Association
Jun 19
Chicago, IL, USA
Community Specialists
Perform regular weekly building inspections * Perform annual staff written performance reviews CONDOMINIUM ADMINISTRATION * Prepare board agenda with Board President * Coordinate unit owner mailings ...
Storm Damage Inspector (DT)
Jun 17
Park Ridge, IL, USA
1st Property
PAID TRAINING AND LICENSE REIMBURSEMENT Great pay. Flexible schedule. You can work PT or FT. In State Must be age 18+ Be dependable, trainable & able to work independently. Have a positive attitude ...
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