Construction and Building Inspectors (47-4011)

Occupation 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.

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Employment and Job Openings

  Average employment Average annual openings
  2014 estimate2024 projectionPercent change GrowthReplacementTotal
Alaska 315317 0.60 99
United States 101,200109,200 8.0810 2,8203,630

Job outlook

  • Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is low with moderate employment opportunities. Read more.


2016 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 29.4516.7521.64 28.1236.1845.30
Alaska 41.5730.1736.01 42.3547.8051.58
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 42.5931.5037.42 43.4548.5751.74
Balance of State 40.6429.1633.73 39.6146.7856.89

Labor Force Indicators

2015 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
387133 34.463.4 55.2
2015 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation76
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation41
UI claimants previously working in occupation44
2015 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 226
Number of job position postings 116
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 1.9

Alaska Licensing Information

Typical Entry-level Education, Experience, and/or On-the-job Training

Education: High school diploma or equivalent Work experience: More than 5 years On-the-job training: Moderate-term on-the-job training

Training Resources

 Degree
ABC of Alaska   (Anchorage)
Standards and Inspection Procedures

 Degree
Alaska Building Science Network   (Juneau)
AK Warm - Energy Use Software, an Introduction for Builders
AK Warm Basics 101
AKWarm for Building Energy Design and Analysis
Appropriate Sustainable Design of Buildings and Constructions
BEES - Alaska Building Energy Efficiency Standard
BEES Certification 2008
Blower Door Introduction
Blower Door Testing Certification Workshop
Rating a Log Home
The How’s and Whys of Building Diagnostics
What’s New in Residential Building Codes

 Degree
Alaska Craftsman Home Program   (Anchorage)
Advanced Cold Climate Home Building Techniques
Building Energy Efficiency Standard
How to Choose a Contractor

 Degree
Alaska Housing Finance Corporation   (Anchorage)
Air Leakage
Building Compliance Certification 2012
Building Science Basics
Crawlspaces
Doors and Windows
Energy Efficiency Classes
Ice Dams
Lighting and Appliances
Read Your Rating

 Degree
Alaska Works   (Anchorage)
Pipeline Training

 Degree
Environmental Management Inc   (Anchorage)
EPA/AHERA Inspector Certificate
EPA/AHERA Management Planner Certificate
EPA/AHERA Management Planner Refresher Certificate
Trenching, Excavating & Shoring Certificate

 Degree
Satori Group Inc   (Anchorage)
AHERA Building Inspector Initial Certificate
AHERA Building Inspector Refresher Certificate
Trenching and Excavation Competent Person Training Certificate

 Degree
University of Alaska Southeast, Juneau   (Juneau)
Bldg Enrg Rtrft Tech OE OEC

 Degree
Wisdom & Associates, Inc.   (Kenai)
Advanced Blower Door
AEE - Certified Energy Auditor Class
Basic Blower Door - AHFC Sponsored
Benchmarking & Utility Analysis
Benchmarking & Utility Analysis - AHFC Sponsored
Blower Door & Pressure Diagnostics
BPI Field Testing Procedure Review
Building Compliance Certification 2012
Commissioning & Retro-Commissioning (Module 10) - AHFC Sponsored
Construction - 2009 International Residential Code, Building Planning 1
Construction - 2009 International Residential Code, Building Planning 2
Construction - 2012 International Residential Code