Building and construction inspectors are about average in terms of happiness.

At CareerExplorer, we conduct an ongoing survey with millions of people and ask them how satisfied they are with their careers. As it turns out, building and construction inspectors rate their career happiness 3.1 out of 5 stars which puts them in the bottom 42% of careers.

To put this into perspective, we compared how happy building and construction inspectors are to similar careers in the industry. Take a look at the results below:

Salaries and satisfaction ratings in similar careers

Career Satisfaction Avg Salary
Naval architect
3.4
$92k
Plasterer
3.3
$45k
Building and construction inspector
3.1
$61k
Architect
3.1
$68k
Pipefitter
3.1
$54k
Crane operator
3.1
$57k

So what does it mean to be happy in your career? Let’s break it down into different dimensions:

  • Salary: Are building and construction inspectors happy with their salary?
  • Meaning: Do building and construction inspectors find their jobs meaningful?
  • Personality fit: How well suited are people’s personalities to their everyday tasks as building and construction inspectors?
  • Work environment: How enjoyable are building and construction inspector’s work environments?
  • Skills utilization: Are building and construction inspectors making the best use of their abilities?

Are building and construction inspectors happy with their salary?