Construction and Building Inspectors

risk level
Based on 51 votes
-4.4 %
by year 2032
or $31.00 per hour
as of 2022

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Automation risk

27% (Low Risk)

Low Risk (21-40%): Jobs in this level have a limited risk of automation, as they demand a mix of technical and human-centric skills.

More information on what this score is, and how it is calculated is available here.

Some quite important qualities of the job are difficult to automate:

  • Cramped Work Space, Awkward Positions

  • Negotiation

  • Persuasion

  • Social Perceptiveness

User poll

37% chance of full automation within the next two decades

Our visitors have voted there's a low chance this occupation will be automated. This assessment is further supported by the calculated automation risk level, which estimates 27% chance of automation.

What do you think the risk of automation is?

What is the likelihood that Construction and Building Inspectors will be replaced by robots or artificial intelligence within the next 20 years?


The following graph(s) are included wherever there is a substantial amount of votes to render meaningful data. These visual representations display user poll results over time, providing a significant indication of sentiment trends.

Sentiment over time (yearly)


Very slow growth relative to other professions.

The number of 'Construction and Building Inspectors' job openings is expected to decline 4.4% by 2032

Total employment, and estimated job openings

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031
Updated projections are due 09-2023.


High paid relative to other professions

In 2022, the median annual wage for 'Construction and Building Inspectors' was $64,480, or $30 per hour

'Construction and Building Inspectors' were paid 39.2% higher than the national median wage, which stood at $46,310

Wages over time

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Greater range of job opportunities compared to other professions

As of 2022 there were 128,950 people employed as 'Construction and Building Inspectors' within the United States.

This represents around 0.09% of the employed workforce across the country

Put another way, around 1 in 1 thousand people are employed as 'Construction and Building Inspectors'.

Job description

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.

SOC Code: 47-4011.00


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Howard Grisham (No chance) says
Assuring that "as built" construction is actually in compliance with what engineers and architects set out in blueprints is crucial to safety in public and private sectors. Construction inspectors assure that contractors comply with building and safety standards by doing testing and visual confirmation.
Aug 30, 2022 at 09:10 PM
J. Pantoja (Low) says
In inspection, criteria, perceptions, objectivity are applied. I doubt the machines will have it anytime soon.
Mar 24, 2021 at 12:50 PM
Someone says
No because the robots will most likely miss what your trying to do or it might say it will not work when it does.
Dec 03, 2020 at 04:55 PM

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