There are currently an estimated 105,100 building and construction inspectors in the United States. The building and construction inspector job market is expected to grow by 10.1% between 2016 and 2026.

How employable are building and construction inspectors?

CareerExplorer rates building and construction inspectors with a C employability rating, meaning this career should provide moderate employment opportunities for the foreseeable future. Over the next 10 years, it is expected the US will need 16,300 building and construction inspectors. That number is based on 10,600 additional building and construction inspectors, and the retirement of 5,700 existing building and construction inspectors.

What’s the supply of building and construction inspectors?

The building and construction inspector industry is concentrated in California, Texas, New York

Building and Construction Inspector job market by state

State Name Employed Building and Construction Inspectors
California 10,700
Texas 7,890
New York 7,240
Florida 6,980
Pennsylvania 5,610
Virginia 4,940
North Carolina 4,440
New Jersey 4,430
Washington 3,000
Ohio 2,840
Maryland 2,670
Illinois 2,640
Massachusetts 2,330
Michigan 2,320
Colorado 2,280
Arizona 1,990
Missouri 1,840
Georgia 1,770
Oklahoma 1,730
Tennessee 1,370
Indiana 1,360
Alabama 1,260
Oregon 1,250
Utah 1,150
Connecticut 1,130
Wisconsin 1,100
South Carolina 1,040
Minnesota 1,030
Kentucky 950
Louisiana 880
Arkansas 760
Hawaii 750
Nevada 710
Iowa 670
Kansas 630
Maine 530
Delaware 460
Puerto Rico 450
Mississippi 420
New Mexico 420
Idaho 370
West Virginia 370
Nebraska 350
New Hampshire 340
Montana 310
District of Columbia 290
North Dakota 240
South Dakota 220
Alaska 220
Rhode Island 210
Wyoming 200
Vermont 200
Guam 40