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Construction Inspector Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$67,537 (USD)

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Last updated: June 24, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Construction Inspector is $67,537 a year and $32 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Construction Inspector is between $48,644 and $83,204. On average, a High School Degree is the highest level of education for a Construction 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 construction of bridges, buildings, dams, highways, and other types of construction work to ensure that procedures and materials comply with plans and specifications.
  • Measures distances to verify accuracy of dimensions of structural installations and layouts.
  • Verifies levels, alignment, and elevation of installations, using surveyor's level and transit.
  • Observes work in progress to ensure that procedures followed and materials used conform to specifications.
  • Examines workmanship of finished installations for conformity to standard and approves installation.
  • Interprets blueprints and specifications for contractor and discusses deviations from specified construction procedures to ensure compliance with regulations governing construction.
Construction Inspector Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Construction and Building Inspectors

Job family population: 98,810

Estimated population of Construction Inspector jobs: 17,550

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...

Construction Inspector Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

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 ...
Engineering Technician/Construction Inspector
May 28
Westmont, IL, USA
American Infrastructure Technologies, LLC
Engineering Tech/Construction Inspector Growing engineering firm in the western suburbs of Chicago is looking for an Engineering Tech/Construction Inspector. This position would assist with ...
Roofing/Waterproofing Inspector
May 13
Des Plaines, IL, USA
International Leak Detection
Previous construction experience is an asset * Possession of a valid and clean driving record/license * Proficient in Microsoft Applications such as Word, Excel and Outlook * Excellent written and ...
Assistant Project Manager Construction
Jun 23
Kenosha, WI, USA
Horizon Construction Group
Inspection of projects to ensure conformance with local, state and federal construction codes and in accordance with contract design specifications * Project reporting both internally and externally.
New Home Quality Inspector
Jun 3
Aurora, IL, USA
2M Quality, LLC
Construction experience is required. Residential is preferred. A hard hat is required on the job ... Ranges from $75-$85 per inspection. Drive time is not compensated Company Description A 2M Quality ...
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