Construction and Building Inspectors

Prospects: Favorable

*According to projected annual openings and year-over-year growth
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.

Number of positions

2012: 2,490    2014: 2,550

Annual job postings

New: 30    Replacement: 60
(Total: 90)   

Salaries in NYC

Starting at:
Up to:

Educational requirements

Minimum education:
High school diploma or equivalent

Work experience:
5 years or more

On-the-job training:
Moderate-term on-the-job training

Education level achieved by workers


Sources: New York State Department of Labor, U.S. Department of Labor.