Alabama Department of Labor

Labor Market Information Division
SOC: 47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors
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.
Education: Most occupations in this zone require training in vocational schools, related on-the-job experience, or an associate's degree.
OJT: Employees in these occupations usually need one or two years of training involving both on-the-job experience and informal training with experienced workers. A recognized apprenticeship program may be associated with these occupations.
Tasks: Inspect bridges, dams, highways, buildings, wiring, plumbing, electrical circuits, sewers, heating systems, or foundations during and after construction for structural quality, general safety, or conformance to specifications and codes. Inspect facilities or installations to determine their environmental impact. Monitor installation of plumbing, wiring, equipment, or appliances to ensure that installation is performed properly and is in compliance with applicable regulations. Measure dimensions and verify level, alignment, or elevation of structures or fixtures to ensure compliance to building plans and codes. Maintain daily logs and supplement inspection records with photographs. Review and interpret plans, blueprints, site layouts, specifications, or construction methods to ensure compliance to legal requirements and safety regulations. Evaluate project details to ensure adherence to environmental regulations. Conduct inspections, using survey instruments, metering devices, tape measures, or test equipment. Inspect and monitor construction sites to ensure adherence to safety standards, building codes, or specifications. Monitor construction activities to ensure that environmental regulations are not violated. Confer with owners, violators, or authorities to explain regulations or recommend remedial actions. Train, direct, or supervise other construction inspectors.
License: License not required.
Outlook: Satisfactory
Alabama Employment Outlook
Alabama Wage Data
Hourly Wage   Annual Wage
Entry $17.39   Entry $36,177.00
Mean $26.23   Mean $54,574.00
Experience $30.66 Experience $63,767.00

The data is based on the May 2017 Occupation Employment Survey employment and wage estimate file. The wages have been aged using the most current ECI factors reflecting wages as of June 2018.

Alabama Projections
Estimated Employment 2016Projected Employment 2026Annual Average OpeningsAnnual Growth Rate
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No postsecondary schools reported programs.
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47-4011.00 Construction and Building Inspectors