Learn about the types of people who become building inspectors. This page goes into detail about the employment, gender, and ethnic ratios of the workplace.


Employment Type Mix, 2024

91% of building inspectors work in full-time roles while 9% work part-time.


Gender Mix By Career Interest, 2024

This graph shows the distribution of females and males that are interested in becoming a building inspector. Four or five star ratings on CareerExplorer indicate interest.

More men than women are interested in becoming building inspectors at a ratio of 3.66 to 1.


Actual Gender Mix, 2024

21% of building inspectors are female and 79% are male.


Gender Bias, 2024

This is one of the most compelling statistics we collect. Gender bias shows the difference between gender interest in being a building inspector and the actual gender mix of people in the career.

If there is a significant difference, then it means there is a gender imbalance between those interested in becoming a building inspector and those who end up becoming one.


Ethnic Mix, 2019

The largest ethnic group of building inspectors are White, making up 56% of the population. The next highest segments are Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish and Black or African American, making up 13% and 12% respectively.